Media Coverage

4/20/2018

Basque separatist group bears ‘direct responsibility’ for deaths of at least 800 people in name of nationhood struggle.

The Basque terrorist group Eta, which killed more than 800 people during its four-decade armed campaign, has apologized for the suffering it caused and asked for the forgiveness of victims and their families as it prepares to dissolve.

4/20/2018

The military regime of Alfredo Stroessner jailed, tortured and ‘disappeared’ opponents. Now the son of Stroessner’s private secretary is likely to become president

Rogelio Goiburú, 62, heads Paraguay’s commission for historical memory and reparation. Since 2011, the underfunded body has documented some 450 desaparecidos, located and exhumed 37 bodies, named four, and returned them to living relatives where possible.

4/20/2018

Mohammed Jabbateh, 51, given lengthy jail term owing to nature of crimes he sought to hide.

A former Liberian warlord known as “Jungle Jabbah” has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in a groundbreaking judgment by a US court for lying about his role in Liberia’ civil war and the atrocities he committed.

4/20/2018

Ecuador will not be a guarantor country at peace talks between the Colombian government and ELN rebels as long as the guerrillas wage attacks, Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno said on April 18th.

The sometimes-fraught, 14-month-long talks between Colombia and the National Liberation Army (ELN), a group founded in 1964 by radical Catholic priests, resumed in Quito last month after a six-week pause marked by deaths on both sides. Their first ceasefire ended in January.

4/20/2018

More than 200 child soldiers were released by armed groups in war-torn South Sudan, part of a series of releases that will see almost 1,000 children freed in the coming months.

The release comes weeks ahead of the young country's third round of peace talks, scheduled to be held at the end of the month in neighboring Ethiopia. A ceasefire signed on Dec. 24 was broken hours later and another round of talks were inconclusive.

4/20/2018

Activists say cases of rape and sexual violence on women are common as they decry 'reluctant and delayed response.’

Protesters in Indian-administered Kashmir have taken to the streets for a fourth consecutive day amid mounting anger over the gruesome rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim nomad girl.

4/20/2018

Activists say cases of rape and sexual violence on women are common as they decry 'reluctant and delayed response.’

Protesters in Indian-administered Kashmir have taken to the streets for a fourth consecutive day amid mounting anger over the gruesome rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim nomad girl.

4/20/2018

On April 17th, President Juan Manuel Santos issued a number of emergency decrees to prevent the collapse of Colombia’s peace process and curb a surge in violence.

4/20/2018

In its latest report on former Yugoslav states, the European Commission warns about setbacks and standstills in the prosecution of war crimes and delays in access to justice for victims of the 1990s wars.

The latest European Commission country reports on Western Balkan states, published on Tuesday April 17th, highlight the continuing obstacles in prosecuting war crimes and compensating victims of the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia.

4/20/2018

Croatian Defensee Council ex-fighters Zdenko Grbavac and Zeljko Simunovic were charged with committing crimes against humanity by killing three Serbs in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Konjic area during wartime.

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