National Prosecutions

3/22/2017

An Argentine federal court on Wednesday sentenced former military dictator Reynaldo Bignone to life imprisonment for his role in kidnapping, torturing and murdering anti-government protesters during the 1970s and 80s.

Bignone, along with six other former military leaders, were convicted for “crimes against humanity.” He was also charged for human rights violations against conscripts of Argentina’s Military College that occurred between 1976 and 1977.

3/22/2017

A Chilean court condemned 11 agents of the intelligence services of former dictator General Augusto Pinochet Monday over the 1974 forced disappearances of Maria Alvarado Borgel and Martin Elgueta Pinto.

According to testimony, both victims were tortured before they were killed in the facilities of the intelligence service called Londres 38.

Special judge Leopoldo Llanos also ordered the Chilean state to pay about US$77,500 to each of the five brothers of the victims, all activists with the Revolutionary Left Movement, or MIR.

3/14/2017

Colombia’s Congress on Monday approved the formation of a transitional justice system should bring justice to approximately 8 million victims of more than half a century of war.

3/13/2017

As right-wing groups run a campaign against Rohingya in Indian-administered Kashmir, refugees fear having to flee again.

3/13/2017

Hosni Mubarak, overthrown as president of Egypt in 2011 and the first leader to go on trial in the wake of the Arab Spring, will walk free this week for the first time in six years.

3/10/2017

Prosecutors filed charges against a municipal officer in Decan/Decani who is accused of using hate speech during a meeting with war-displaced Serbs and Montenegrins from the municipality.

3/8/2017

Legal changes have shielded Israel from paying compensation to families of killed or injured Palestinians, report finds.

3/8/2017

Three mass graves have been discovered in central Democratic Republic of Congo, where hundreds have been killed since July in clashes between security forces and a local militia.

3/8/2017

Rights groups have raised concerns over a controversial new law in Honduras, which reclassifies many crimes as "terrorism", including anti-government protests.

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