Pakistan's Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of a former police guard for killing politician Salmaan Taseer over his support for a woman convicted of blasphemy.
Is the Army Turning a Blind Eye to Murder?
by Jason Gutierrez, IRIN
MANILA — Has the Philippine army been in cahoots with armed groups accused of murdering civilians in the southern region of Mindanao? That's the focus of an investigation the government has finally agreed to undertake.
Responding to pressure inside and outside the country, including from the United Nations, the government said on September 22 that it would probe the killings of three indigenous rights activists earlier this month. Now, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has said the investigation will be broadened to look into the wider roles of paramilitaries and their supporters.Continue ReadingPARAMILITARY TERROR IN THE PHILIPPINES
Citing "damning evidence" of war crimes, Amnesty International is calling for the suspension of transfers of certain arms to the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen.
Doctors Without Borders is calling for an investigation of the Kunduz bombing by a special international body created by the Additional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions.
Guaraní leaders at Itika Guasu say Bolivia's government has used rivalries over oil revenues to instrument a split and impose a new "parallel" leadership over the community.