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Police arrested Josipovic and Tesic on Thursday in the Bratunac region of north-eastern Bosnia on suspicion of ordering, organising and overseeing the forced transfer of Bosniak civilians from Potocari near Srebrenica and the detention of several thousand imprisoned men and boys in Bratunac on July 13, 1995.

A US court has ruled against the Khulumani Support Group in its 12-year legal battle to bring US corporations to book for aiding the apartheid government. But Khulumani will appeal against this ruling, says national director Marjorie Jobson.

The Medellin Board of Transitional Justice sentencing eight demobilized paramilitaries from the AUC’s Elmer Cardenas bloc to prison for over 130 crimes committed between 1996 and 2004, local media reported Tuesday.

The first to be singled out for systematic murder by the Nazis were the mentally ill and intellectually disabled. By the end of World War II, an estimated 300,000 of them had been gassed or starved, their fates hidden by phony death certificates and then largely overlooked among the many atrocities that were to be perpetrated in Nazi Germany in the years to follow.

Various human rights organisations today organised rallies in the capital city on the occasion of the International Day of the Disappeared and called on the government to do justice to those who went missing during the decade-long armed conflict.

As the sun set beyond the Dharahara on Saturday, conflict victims lit 1,350 candles at Bhadrakali in the heart of the Capital, the figure signifying the approximate number of disappearances during the insurgency between 1996 and 2006.

From 1980 until 1991, more than 75,000 people were killed in El Salvador's Civil War. Now, the government has finally released the report where some of these terrible crimes are documented.

Thirty-eight-year-old Shova Bhatta observes fast in Teej every year for longevity of her husband, whom she has not met for years. Her husband, Shyam Bhatta, was disappeared by the then Maoist rebels 13 years ago. The rebels took her husband on October 4, 2001 from Bisendevi Temple of Old Naikap in Kathmandu. She has never seen him again.

People living in areas where republican and loyalist violence was at its most intense in Northern Ireland are the socio-economic losers of the peace process, according to new research published ahead of the 20th anniversary this week of the Provisional IRA’s historic ceasefire.

Around 100 people laid flowers at a commemoration on Thursday to honour the 34 victims who were killed when a mortar fired from Bosnian Serb positions above the city fell onto the crowded market area on August 28, 1995.

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