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The armed rebel group FARC and the Colombian government have announced that they have agreed on conditions for releasing a captured general and four other people.

Human Rights Watch issued a report on Monday criticising the law issued by Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi that allows the military to assist the police in guarding vital public facilities.

Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are committing war crimes and crimes against humanity on a large scale in areas under the group's control in Syria, UN investigators say.

On 6 and 7 November 2014, FIDH and AMDH held an international seminar in Bamako on transitional justice and national reconciliation in Mali, opened by Prime Minister Moussa Mara. The 230 participants adopted a roadmap for the reconciliation process in Mali which rejects any form of amnesty for past crimes.

Authorities in Colombia have launched a massive search and rescue mission for an army general who they suspect was taken captive by FARC rebels, prompting the government to suspend peace talks with the Marxist revolutionary group.

Ivan Grujic, the president of the Croatian government commission on detained and missing persons, visited Pristina on Tuesday and appealed to the families to come forward with information that could identify their lost relatives.

The Bosnian state court on Friday confirmed the indictment of Savic, a former member of the Vogosca Light Infantry Brigade of the Bosnian Serb Army.

He is accused of violating international humanitarian law during the war by coercing another person into sexual intercourse – an offence defined as ‘rape by use of force and threat’.

The indictment alleges that Savic threatened a Bosniak woman and her child, and then raped the woman.

Bosnian prosecutor Vladimir Simovic asked for restraining measures on Savic’s liberty be extended.

La Asociación de Ex Presos Políticos de Uruguay (Crysol) reclamó implementar las recomendaciones que realizó Pablo de Greiff, Relator Especial de Naciones Unidas, para la promoción de la verdad, la justicia, la reparación y las garantías de no repetición de los delitos de lesa humanidad ocurridos en dictadura. Expresan que el Poder Judicial ya no tiene obstáculos legales para investigar y esclarecer los hechos.

The much awaited commissions of inquiry on truth and reconciliation and enforced disappearances will start their work formally on December 10.

A civil court in northern Shan State on Tuesday sentenced a Burmese government soldier to 13 years in prison for raping a minor.