Extrajudicial Killings

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 06:36
A string of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have El Salvador's authorities searching for culprits and motives behind the attacks.
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 06:01
Five officers are accused of shooting 17-year-old Eduardo Santos, then putting a gun in his hand and firing twice to leave gunpowder residue on his hand
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 06:51
Last Sunday was, briefly, the bloodiest day yet with 40 murders. But the record was beaten on Monday with 42 deaths, and surpassed again on Tuesday with 43. Even Iraq – with its civil war, suicide bombings, mortar attacks and US drone strikes – could not match such a lethal start to the week.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 07:29
Police often mete out their own justice in Brazil because they feel let down by the state, especially in the cases of killings of unprotected off-duty officers.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 06:29
Military police in Rio de Janeiro have killed 1,519 residents in the past five years, according to a new report by Amnesty International, which says that extrajudicial executions are claiming a disproportionate number of lives in a generation of young, poor and mostly black men.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 04:40
Residents of the Michoacán village of Ixtapilla claim the Army fired at unarmed civilians, killing two children. The authorities have begun an investigation to assign responsibility in what appears to be another case of unprovoked violence on the part of the military.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 04:38
A spree of killings which has left at least 35 people dead in Manaus is raising suspicions that police officers may have organized a death squad to carry out a wave of execution-style killings in retaliation for the recent fatal shooting of a police officer, security officials said.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 06:25
President Juan Manuel Santos has replaced Colombia's top military leaders, days after the release of a Human Rights Watch report alleging complicity by the country's top brass in extrajudicial killings of civilians.
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 07:21
Mexican human rights organizations have revealed a military document that orders troops to operate at night to kill criminals. That order would appear to violate military protocol and constitute condoning gross abuses of civilians' rights.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 06:49
Seventeen bodies have been exhumed from a 30-year-old shallow grave in Ayacucho, the latest of several such graves to be unearthed by authorities in recent years. “We are investigating if the Shining Path or the army itself was the cause of death,” said Prosecutor Honorio Casallo Díaz.