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Guatemalan sentenced to over 6,000 years in prison

March 14th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, March 14 (IANS/EFE) A veteran of an army unit was sentenced to 6,060 years in prison for his part in the 1982 massacre of 201 peasants in northern ... Read more...

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Brazil probes human rights violations

November 19th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Nov 19 (IANS/EFE) President Dilma Rousseff Friday signed a document creating a panel to investigate human rights violations by Brazil's 1964-85 military regime."It is not a process of vengeance, ... Read more...

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Hindus and Jews laud Sweden for “white book” on Roma maltreatment and ask Europe to follow

February 1st, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Feb 1 (ANI): Hindus and Jews have applauded Sweden for reportedly commissioning a "white book", listing the persecution, wrongdoings, ill-treatment, forced sterilizations, school denial, human rights violations, genocide, lack of ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif rules out joining anti-govt campaign, offers ‘olive branch’ to Zardari

December 17th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 17 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has once again offered an 'olive branch' to President Asif Ali Zardari, saying he is ready to cooperate with the ... Read more...

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Colombian gets 30 years for disappearance of 1985 siege survivors

June 11th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 11 (IANS/EFE) A retired Colombian army officer has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the disappearance of 10 civilians who survived the November 1985 battle between security forces ... Read more...

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Indonesia warns Australia over probe into journalists’ death

September 10th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Sep 10 (DPA) Indonesia warned Thursday that the move by Australian police to open a war crimes investigation into the deaths of five journalists allegedly killed by Indonesian troops in East ... Read more...

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Guatemalan war orphans were sold, records show

March 24th, 2009 - 7:43 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, March 24 (EFE) Several children listed as missing during Guatemala's 1960-1996 civil war were sold in illegal adoptions, the country's social welfare agency records revealed. The director of the government's Peace ... Read more...

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Law amendment to bail detained Bangladeshi politicians

July 6th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 6 (IANS) Bangladesh's military-backed government is set to amend its law to facilitate bail for several high profile politicians and officials for the parliamentary elections promised for December. However, the ... Read more...

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Terai talks fail as rebels demand comrades’ freedom

March 28th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, March 28 (IANS) Four armed groups in Nepal that had warned they would oppose the crucial election next month and called an indefinite closure to paralyse the Terai plains ... Read more...

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