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MEXICO CITY — The Guatemalan high court's decision to annul the genocide conviction of former military dictator Efrain Rios Montt on Tuesday revived questions about his responsibility for the slaughter of some 1,700 ethnic Maya people. The...
Tags: Hate Crimes, Guatemala, Litigation, Politics, Prosecution
MEXICO CITY -- Guatemala’s highest court late Monday overturned the genocide conviction of former military dictator Efrain Rios Montt, a verdict that had been hailed by human rights organizations but now hangs in limbo. The Constitutional Court...
Tags: Hate Crimes, Guatemala, Politics, Human Rights, Genocide
New video surfaced on the Internet on Thursday purporting to show Syrian rebel fighters killing 11 prisoners they accused of taking part in massacres by forces loyal to President Bashar Assad. It was the latest of many grisly videos that have...
JERUSALEM -- The International Criminal Court will hold a preliminary inquiry to decide whether a full investigation into Israel's deadly 2010 raid on a Turkish ship will be opened, according to a court statement Tuesday. In May 2010, Israeli naval...
Tags: Israel, Politics, Japan, Prosecution, Barack Obama
BEIRUT -- Gruesome video footage purportedly showing a Syrian rebel commander mutilating the corpse of a dead soldier while shouting sectarian insults has drawn condemnation from Human Rights Watch and focused renewed attention on battlefield atrocities...
Re "Time to act in Syria," Opinion, May 9 Chuck Freilich speaks of the terrible consequences of not dealing with the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war. He focuses only on Bashar Assad's regime as the likely perpetrator. A prominent...
The United Nations commissioner for human rights on Friday warned of possible atrocities in the Syrian town of Qusair, near the Lebanese border, as reports emerged of a major military buildup. Commissioner Navi Pillay said Syrian government forces and...
MEXICO CITY — Efrain Rios Montt, the former Guatemalan military dictator who ruled his country during one of the bloodiest phases of its civil war, was found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity Friday for the systematic massacre of more...
MEXICO CITY -- The former dictator of Guatemala, Efrain Rios Montt, on Thursday took the stand for the first time in his genocide trial and said he did not order the slaughter of hundreds of indigenous Maya. Rios Montt’s sometimes contentious...
Tags: Hate Crimes, Guatemala, Politics, Prosecution, Human Rights
Republicans in Congress, long skeptical of the value of some taxpayer-supported research, have taken aim at the National Science Foundation with a bill that seeks to limit the scope of its grants. A draft bill by House Science Committee Chairman Lamar...
MEXICO CITY -- Guatemala’s highest court issued a ruling late Thursday that appears to have broken the complicated legal logjam in the case of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt, who is facing genocide charges in the slaughter of ethnic Maya during...
Tags: Hate Crimes, Guatemala, Politics, Prosecution, Genocide
Venezuela's National Electoral Council declared Nicolas Maduro, the handpicked successor of the late President Hugo Chavez, the winner in the presidential election Sunday. But it was a victory in a compromised system that tilted the table in his favor....
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