Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 06:14
Mozambique's opposition on Wednesday demanded an independent investigation into a spate of unexplained killings and the possible existence of a police death squad.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 06:13
The United States condemned the "excessive use of force" by Kenya's security services during a demonstration by opponents of the electoral oversight body, the embassy said. Police beat some demonstrators with batons and kicked others on Monday after firing teargas and water cannon to disperse a crowd outside the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 07:17
A disturbing new video leak showing Mexican state agents torturing a detainee has offered further proof that Mexico has a torture problem and that the state is directly involved in abuses, a fact that authorities have repeatedly denied.
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 06:49
Egyptian officials say two Cairo courts have convicted and sentenced to five years in jail a total of 101 protesters for taking part in peaceful, anti-government demonstrations last month. The officials on Sunday said the 101 were convicted of breaking a disputed 2013 law that effectively bans street protests. Of the 101, 79 were also fined $10 000 each.
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 06:41
A Mexican civilian court has freed the last three soldiers accused of homicide in a 2014 incident in which at least a dozen suspects were allegedly executed after they surrendered.
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 06:39
The Guatemalan government has accused Belize's army of using excessive force following the injury of a Guatemalan man arrested for illegal mining.
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 06:27
Two Egyptian courts on Saturday sentenced to prison 152 people who took part in a street protest last month, in a sharp escalation of a campaign by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to suppress political dissent in the country.
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 06:23
Like France, Belgium and other victims of Islamist bombings and attacks, Tunisia is trying to figure out how to protect people while also protecting their rights. That process is even more difficult in a country where the security services themselves are trying to emerge from a history as abusers. As they take on the Islamists, there is a risk that police abuse will undermine the country’s democratic progress.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 06:44
"It's not even a hardline or an iron-fist approach but a brutal one. It's a military response to a social conflict," said Jeannette Aguilar, head of the University Institute of Public Opinion in San Salvador.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 06:33
Kenyan police fired tear gas and water cannon on Monday at stone-throwing protesters in Nairobi who had gathered to demand that a body supervising next year's elections resign, a Reuters witness said.