National Prosecutions

2/12/2018

A spokesman for South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar was sentenced to death on Monday on charges of treason and incitement against the government.

James Gatdet Dak was deported to South Sudan from Kenya in November 2016, a move that rights groups and the United Nations said was in breach of international law. (http://bit.ly/2ElcknF)

A high court in the capital Juba handed Gatdet the death sentence on Monday, as well as a combined 21 years for incitement and conspiracy against President Salva Kiir's government.

2/5/2018

Familiares de víctimas y activistas pidieron este viernes a la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CorteIDH) revertir el indulto concedido al expresidente peruano Alberto Fujimori, tras denunciarlo como un "pacto político".

"Nosotros venimos el día de hoy para manifestar nuestro rechazo al indulto que se ha concedido a Alberto Fujimori, un indulto que significa un insulto a la memoria y la dignidad de nuestros hermanos, padres e hijos", dijo en el tribunal Carmen Amaro.

2/5/2018

When the Syrian people took to the streets in March 2011, nobody could have predicted that the ensuing crisis would become the largest international calamity in recent history. Syrians’ calls for freedom and justice, which rode the wave of revolutions in neighboring countries, have become enmeshed in a violent, protracted conflict that has changed the face of Syria and the course of politics in dozens of other states, doubtlessly influencing the way the world will deal with political, social, and humanitarian crises in the future.

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Mon, 02/05/2018 - 09:16

2/1/2018

SANTO DOMINGO. El diputado Víctor “Ito” Bisonó considera preocupante la solicitud de la Procuraduría General de la República de más plazo para la investigación del caso Odebrecht.

En un comunicado de prensa, dijo que “en todos los otros países donde hubo escándalos de dicha empresa, ya los imputados e involucrados han sido sometidos y enjuiciados debidamente a la justicia”. De tal manera expreso “que el pueblo no quiere plazos, quiere investigaciones, consecuencias y presos, el ministerio público ha tenido tiempo de sobra”.

1/28/2018

Por primera vez, la población en contra de la liberación del ex presidente iguala a la que está a favor

1/23/2018

Family members demanded that federal judges avoid more delays to the case.
A group formed by the parents and family members of the 43 missing Ayotzinapa students have met with Luis Maria Aguilar Morales, president of Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice for the Nation, SCJN. Headed by Vidulfo Rosales, the legal council representing the family members, the group has demanded that federal judges avoid more delays to the case.

Other family members gathered in front of the SCJN while the meeting was taking place in protest of the delays.

1/16/2018

The war crimes tribunal that took force in Colombia on Monday should call the first war crime suspects to trial within six months, the court’s chief prosecutor said.
The Special Jurisdiction for Peace, or JEP, will try thousands of former guerrillas and members of the military for the crimes and atrocities committed in half a century of armed conflict.
The chief prosecutor at the court, Giovanni Alvarez, told newspaper El Tiempo on Tuesday that the court will begin public hearings once all logistical preparations are made.

12/24/2017

LIMA, Peru — Alberto Fujimori, who as Peru’s leader in the 1990s revived the economy and crushed two violent leftist insurgencies, but was forced out in a corruption scandal and later imprisoned for human rights abuses, received a medical pardon on Sunday night, a decision that prompted an outcry across the Andean nation.

The Christmas Eve pardon was approved by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who narrowly survived a bid by Congress on Thursday to remove him from office over allegations linking him to a graft scandal that has rattled Latin America.

12/10/2017

Bosnia's state investigation and protection agency, SIPA, on Monday arrested 13 men suspected of committing crimes in the Konjic area southwest of Sarajevo in the 1992-19 war.

The 13 – Sefik Niksic, Adnan Alikadic, Mitko Pirkic, Safaudin Cosic, Muhamed Cakić, Ismet Hebibovic "Broceta", Redzo Balic, Hamed Lukomirak, Almir Padalović, Sead Jusufbegovic, Senadin Cibo, Agan and Esad Ramic – were all former members of the mainly Bosniak Bosnian army, Territorial Defence and the local Konjic police.

12/9/2017

The state prosecution on Tuesday charged former Bosnian Serb soldiers Branko Cigoja, Zeljko Todic, Sasa Boskic and Milorad Glamocak with the murder of 28 Bosniak and Croat civilians in the village of Oborci in central Bosnia in late September 1995.

The four men, all allegedly former members of the Bosnian Serb Army’s Reconnaissance Squad from Mrkonjic Grad, are charged with committing a war crime against the civilian population.

The prosecution alleges that they took the 28 civilians from a detention facility in Oborci and shot them outside.

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