Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 06:43
Medical reports published last month by the Inter-American Human Rights Commission appear to confirm the allegations of torture. Of the 10 case files obtained by the AP, the group reviewed five, and it found credible evidence of torture in all of them.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 06:21
Police in Democratic Republic of Congo fired tear gas on Wednesday at thousands of supporters of Moise Katumbi, a leading opposition candidate for president who is being questioned over government allegations of hiring mercenaries.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 07:01
Human Rights Watch expressed concern over the 'excessive' use of force by Pakistani authorities against tenant farmers protesting for land rights in Punjab's Okara district and urged the government to ensure that security forces follow the United Nations (UN) Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials and use non-violent means as far as possible before resorting to the use of force.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 06:22
For the past six months, thousands of people have taken to the streets in Ethiopia’s largest region, Oromia, to protest alleged abuses by their government. The protests, unprecedented in recent years, have seen Ethiopia’s security forces use lethal force against largely peaceful protesters, killing hundreds and arresting tens of thousands more.
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 07:31
Salvadoran authorities announced on Tuesday that they had arrested 18 people who helped broker the peace deal -- and were investigating several more. The surprise development has moved the government's conflict with the gangs to a new, more aggressive phase.
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 07:28
Mexico's prison system has been called a "disaster," and drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán just got sent to the worst lockup in the country.
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 06:43
Reforms passed by the Mexican senate allowing the military to spy on and raid the homes of private citizens are a “serious step backwards for human rights,” according to Sinaloan human rights expert Oscar Loza Ochoa.
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 06:40
The United States has reiterated its disapproval of militarizing citizen security in Central America's Northern Triangle countries, a somewhat problematic stance given critical violence levels and weak police institutions in the region.
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 07:00
Documents recently released by Honduran newspaper El Heraldo revealed what many Hondurans had long suspected: the presence of a hit squad within the police tasked with carrying out assassinations of law enforcement officials.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 06:04
The 90-page document, published earlier in April by Kyrgyzstan’s National Torture Prevention Center, draws on interviews with 1,283 people who have spent time in either pre-trial detention facilities or prison.