Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 06:18
El Salvador's police reportedly killed 346 gang members in violent confrontations so far this year, once again raising concerns that the country's bellicose security strategy is leading to widespread human rights abuses.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 06:27
His reaction was not unusual. The murder of Italian postgraduate student Giulio Regeni has focused new attention on alleged police brutality in Egypt, but nearly a dozen local students have told Reuters they have been targeted over the past three years and regularly face violence and harassment at the hands of security forces.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 04:52
In the history of modern war, fighters are much more likely to injure their enemies than kill them.But in Mexico, the opposite is true. According to the government’s own figures, Mexico’s armed forces are exceptionally efficient killers — stacking up bodies at extraordinary rates.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 04:40
Mexico's proposal to use GPS tracking to prevent torture by security officials is another example of unnecessarily elaborate fixes to simple but intractable problems. If it becomes law, arresting officers will be required to activate a GPS device the moment a subject is apprehended. The device would send real-time updates on the suspect's location to a National Public Security System information center.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 07:08
Violent protests in Chile left one person dead on Saturday as President Michelle Bachelet delivered her annual State of the Nation report to Congress. Some demonstrators could be seen throwing rocks and other debris as police tried to use a vehicle equipped with a water cannon to extinguish the blaze.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 08:11
Last Monday's incident where anti-IEBC protests turned into running battles rekindled memories of the 1980s where cases of police brutality were rampant, as well as elicited debate on police reforms and the general conduct of the police.
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 07:05
Iraqi security forces opened fire on protesters who stormed into Baghdad’s heavily-fortified Green Zone and entered at least one government building, witnesses said.
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 06:43
An African Union human rights report called on Friday for an international police force and more military and rights observers to be sent to troubled Burundi.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 06:43
El Salvador has extended a state of emergency in seven prisons for one year, subjecting inmates to heightened security restrictions as officials look to disrupt gangs' use of prisons as centers of operations.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 06:32
A recent string of cases involving police abuse against citizens has stirred an uproar in Egypt against the Ministry of Interior, which is responsible for police and security matters. Calls for reform most recently re-emerged after the May 1 police raid on the Press Syndicate in Cairo.