Law Enforcement

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 07:48
Belgian police abused verbally and physically several terror suspects who were later released without charges, according to a report by an international human rights watchdog published Friday.
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 07:34
Pakistani police arrested dozens of people in a crackdown on more than 90 seminaries in Karachi, following a series of sectarian shootings in the country's largest city, officials said on Monday. Provincial police chief Allah Dino Khwaja told Reuters the crackdown was aimed at both Sunni and Shi'ite seminaries.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 08:08
Police dispersed the 200 or so protesters to avoid a potential clash with a separate group that supports President Uhuru Kenyatta, central Nairobi's police chief Paul Wanjama said. Wanjama could not explain why the pro-Kenyatta group was not tear-gassed. He said there were no arrests.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 07:39
Thousands of men and boys have already been detained indefinitely by Iraqi security forces under vague allegations of being affiliated with the Islamic State. I have met with families of a small number of men being held; none of them had heard from their loved ones who, in most cases, had no idea where they were being held.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 08:02
Police in South Africa have fired rubber bullets, stun grenades and water cannon in an attempt to disperse protesters who have gathered outside Jacob Zuma’s offices to call on the president to resign.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 07:38
The Bangladeshi human rights group Odhikar reports that, in the past five years, at least 298 people have vanished through enforced disappearances. Of those, 39 were found dead and 138 returned alive. The rest have not been seen.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 07:17
An average of nine people were killed per day at the hands of Brazil's notoriously violent police force in 2015, an increase from last year despite a nationwide drop in murder rates. Brazil's police have long held the ill-gotten reputation of being among the most brutal institutions of its kind in the world.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 07:01
So the announcement last week by the director of the National Civil Police, Howard Cotto, that police have done this 459 times so far this year points to the severity of the conflict between the gangs and the state. This means El Salvador's authorities are clashing with criminal groups more often than in Mexico, which is still engulfed in a drug war, and Colombia, whose half-century-long civil war is ending.
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 07:27
Kenyan police have been accused of 1,200 deaths in the last five years, more than two-thirds of people killed by guns in the country, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 07:54
Recent attacks on members of the Civil Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) have not altered the U.S. decision to send the country its full funding package. As the climate in Honduras becomes increasingly more dangerous for human rights and environmental leaders, the continuation of U.S. security aid to Honduras will continue to be a point of contention moving forward.