April 7, 2015
by Laura DeGeer
Afghanistan women's rights activists are facing increased violence and a lack of governmental support, according to an Amnesty International (AI) report published Tuesday. According to AI, female activists face threats, sexual assault, killing of family members, grenade attacks on homes and ...[read more]
March 7, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the international community Friday to provide assistance to Libya's failing justice system. HRW expressed concern over the mass detention of individuals on what they called an arbitrary basis. The call for assistance asked for trained personnel to help end the ...[read more]
April 18, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The Iraqi Justice Ministry executed 21 individuals on Tuesday who were convicted of terrorism. The men were convicted under Article 4,of Iraq's anti-terrorism law, which includes the use of improvised explosive devices, assassinations of doctors and kidnapping women, and sentenced to death. Iraq ...[read more]
January 22, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
A Turkish court on Monday charged nine lawyers for membership in an outlawed group under Turkey's anti-terrorism laws. The lawyers, including some human rights advocates, are accused of being associated with the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (RPLP), a group that advocates for a ...[read more]
August 15, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Families of murdered Iranian nuclear scientists told reporters at a press conference on Wednesday that they have filed lawsuits against the US, UK and Israel for their governments' alleged involvements in the assassinations. The father of one of the scientists revealed that the families would ask ...[read more]
May 6, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Irena Bokova on Friday urged Mexican authorities to do everything in their power to solve the murders of three Mexican journalists discovered last week in Veracruz. Bokova found it "deeply disturbing" ...[read more]
February 28, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On February 28, 2010, the Spanish Interior Ministry announced that it had taken into custody the suspected leader of the Basque separatist group ETA, Ibon Gogeascoechea Arronategui, along with two other people who are believed to be senior members of the group. Gogeascoechea had been sought by ...[read more]
October 13, 2010
by Sarah Miley
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday urged the Congolese government to arrest Bosco Ntaganda, a Congolese general wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes. HRW claims that, since January, Ntaganda has been implicated in the assassination of at least eight people, arbitrary ...[read more]
January 3, 2010
by Andrew Morgan
The Peruvian Supreme Court has upheld a 25-year sentence given to former president Alberto Fujimori after his conviction on charges of ordering assassinations and kidnappings during his 1990-2000 presidency. The First Transitory Criminal Chamber last week unanimously ratified the sentence handed ...[read more]
February 15, 2008
by Jaime Jansen
East Timor's attorney general said Friday that 12 arrest warrants have been issued for suspects in this week's attacks against East Timorese President Jose Ramos Horta and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao, but did not release the names of the suspects. Attorney General Longuinhos Monteiro ...[read more]

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