Media Coverage

8/22/2019

A top official in Pakistan disclosed Tuesday that recent cross-border skirmishes with India have killed dozens of people and injured hundreds of others on the Pakistani side of the disputed Kashmir region.

8/22/2019

A new prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok, and a sovereign council with military and civilian members have been sworn in Sudan, ushering in a new era in the country following months of political uncertainty and violence.

8/22/2019

Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday that the Saudi-UAE-led military coalition battling Yemen's Houthi rebels killed at least forty seven fishermen, including seven children, in bombing attacks on fishing boats last year.

HRW also said that more than 100 Yemeni fishermen are being held in Saudi Arabia, some of whom have been tortured in custody.

8/22/2019

Ex-combatants with Colombia’s once largest guerrilla group turned over names and information Tuesday of several hundred people who went missing during the nation’s long civil conflict in a first step toward helping more families find closure.

The list was provided to the Search Unit for the Disappeared, a task force established by the peace accord to find the missing. The list contains details on 276 individuals, a small number compared to the more than 60,000 people believed to be disappeared during more than five decades of conflict.

8/22/2019

An Iraqi doctor accused of carrying out crimes against humanity while working for Saddam Hussein’s feared military intelligence has won his legal battle to claim asylum in the UK.

The 54-year-old medic, identified only as MAB, came to UK 19 years ago after treating prisoners who were being tortured by members of the Al-Istikhbarat, the military wing of the Ba’ath Party’s security agencies. Following an investigation by the war crimes unit of the Home Office Border Agency, he was denied refugee protection because he had ‘committed crimes against humanity.’

8/20/2019

“Former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir must face justice for crimes under international law, including genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes, that he allegedly committed in Darfur while in power,” said Amnesty International ahead of the start of his trial on corruption charges on August 18 in Khartoum.

8/20/2019

Details provided by the sole survivor of a torture center in Brazil could lead to the imprisonment of a man accused of raping her during her captivity.

The accused has so far been shielded by a 1979 amnesty law which prevents military officials from being prosecuted for crimes committed under military rule. But now a court has ruled that he should stand trial for the alleged rape of Inês Etienne Romeu, who managed to survive her time at the clandestine torture center by pretending she had been "turned" by her captors.

8/20/2019

Abubacar Tambadou, the Minister of Justice has on Friday held dialogue with victims of the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh about the release of four “junglers.”

Ba Tambadou in a face-to face-meeting with victims on Friday, August 9, disclosed to victims that he recommended the release of Malick Jatta, Omar Jallow, Amadou Badjie, and Pa Ousman Sanneh, who were all part of the Yahya Jammeh’s hit squad. He added that they will be released, stating that the release of the four “junglers” was done in the best interest of the victims and the country.

8/20/2019

Sri Lanka’s president on Monday named war veteran Shavendra Silva as its army chief, drawing sharp criticism from the United States and the United Nations over the appointment of an officer who has been accused of serious human rights violations.

8/20/2019

North Macedonia released former Kosovo Liberation Army member Tomor Morina, after the country’s supreme court decided not to extradite him to Serbia to face war crimes charges.

Morina was arrested in North Macedonia in July 24 on a Serbian warrant as he was entering the country from Kosovo. The failure to extradite Morina angered the Serbian authorities.

The Serbian War Crimes Prosecutor’s Office told BIRN after the arrest that it suspects him of involvement in war crimes against civilians in the Djakovica/Gjakova area of Kosovo from January to June 1999.

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