March 19, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay lauded Guatemala on Monday for beginning the trial of former president Efrain Rios Montt and former intelligence chief Jose Rodriguez Sanchez, both of whom stand accused of committing genocide and crimes against humanity. The charges relate back to ...[read more]
January 29, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
A Guatemalan judge on Monday ordered former dictator Efrain Rios Montt to stand trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity stemming from the killing of more than 1,700 villagers of Mayan ancestry. Judge Miguel Angel Galvez announced that Montt, along with one of his former generals ...[read more]
December 20, 2011
by Cynthia Miley
On December 20, 2007, the US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence subpoenaed Jose Rodriguez, former head of the CIA's National Clandestine Service (NCS), over thedestruction of videotapes showing the interrogation of two terror suspects in 2002. Several investigations had been ...[read more]
April 16, 2010
by Zach Zagger
Internal Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents released Thursday reveal that the former head of the agency Porter Goss may have agreed with the destruction of videotapes showing harsh interrogations of terror suspects. The heavily redacted documents reveal that, despite being unaware of the ...[read more]
April 8, 2010
by Sarah Miley
US Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that Spain has agreed to resettle four detainees from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. The four detainees are in addition to a Palestinian detainee transferred to Spain earlier this year. The governments have yet to decide which detainees ...[read more]
June 3, 2009
by Brian Jackson
Human rights groups on Tuesday called for the Spanish government to continue prosecuting those who violate international law under the principle of universal jurisdiction, sending a manifesto to Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. The call from more than 100 human rights groups ...[read more]
January 8, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A Spanish court on Thursday began the trial of three Basque leaders accused of meeting illegally with members of the Batasuna party to negotiate a ceasefire with the illegal Basque separatist group ETA. Basque President Juan Jose Ibarretxe and two senior members of the Basque branch of Prime ...[read more]
November 17, 2008
by Tarah Park
French police on Monday arrested alleged leader of the Basque separatist group ETA Mikel Garikoitz Aspiazu Rubina near the country's border with Spain. Aspiazu Rubina is suspected of leading the group's armed operations, and was wanted in connection with the murder of a judge and two ...[read more]
October 7, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
Officials at the Superior Court of Justice of the Basque Country announced Monday that three of the region's political leaders, including its president, will stand trial for meeting publicly with members of the Batasuna party to negotiate a ceasefire with the illegal Basque separatist group ...[read more]
January 17, 2008
by Nick Fiske
Former CIA Director Porter Goss never objected to plans by former head of the clandestine branch of the CIA Jose Rodriguez to destroy destruction of videotapes showing CIA interrogation of terror suspects, Rodriguez's lawyer said Thursday. This contradicts reported Wednesday closed session ...[read more]

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