Extrajudicial Killings

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
El Salvador is one of the most violent countries in Central, with 3,050 violent deaths reported in the first six months of this year. El Salvador runs the risk of seeing the reemergence of death squads as the government pursues a hardline approach in its efforts to tackle violent crime in the Central American country, national human rights ombudsman David Morales told EFE.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of the grizzly murders of Ruben Espinosa, Nadia Vera, Yesenia Quiroz, Alejandra Navarrete, and Mile Virginia Martin in the Narvarte neighborhood in Mexico City. It has been 12 months of state-sanctioned impunity.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 06:30
During the last decade of extreme violence associated with Mexico's drug wars, Mexicans have become used to the discovery and exhumation of clandestine graves filled with victims of the horror. This month, the authorities are digging up a shady grave with a difference — the corpses were put there by the government.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 06:55
In a landmark trial that spanned three years and involved the cases of more than 100 victims, a four-judge panel on Friday convicted and sentenced 14 former military officers for their roles in Operation Condor, a scheme of kidnappings, torture and killings. Thirteen are from Argentina, and one is from Uruguay.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 05:08
Six months after the publication of an investigation that denied the massacre of eight people in El Salvador, website El Faro, who published the initial article, has begun to question investigations into the case.
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 07:04
El Salvador's human rights ombudsman has presented findings on abuses reportedly committed by state security forces, noting an increase in police misconduct while at the same time appearing to downplay their actions.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 06:18
Shallow graves with 12 corpses including a woman's have been discovered in Lethe area of Arabia Ward in Mandera East constituency sparking fear of a return of extra-judicial killings in an area where police and military forces have been battling Al Shabaab militants.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 06:28
A media investigation suggests that death squads, dressed as security forces, killed over a dozen people, and were not investigated by authorities.
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 05:52
Human Rights Watch calls two shooting incidents involving Mexico federal police that left 50 dead 'major atrocities'
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 06:34
A mob killed a village mayor in western Guatemala in reprisal for an attack on a political rival that resulted in the death of two teenage girls, authorities said Monday.