May 12, 2012
by Max Slater
A judge in Suriname delayed the trial of President Desi Bouterse on Friday until a constitutional court can determine whether an amnesty law passed in April grants Bouterse immunity from murder charges. Judge Cynthia Valstein Montnor explained in her ruling that the court needs to determine if the ...[read more]
April 5, 2012
by Jamie Reese
Suriname lawmakers approved legislation Wednesday that pardons President Desi Bouterse for offenses committed in defense of the state during an earlier dictatorship, despite opposition arguments that the president's trial should continue. The National Assembly approved the legislation by a vote of ...[read more]
March 21, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
Lawmakers in Suriname on Wednesday proposed a bill that would amend the country's current amnesty law and extend amnesty to alleged offenses committed in defense of the state. The proposed amendment would effectively end the trial of President Desi Bouterse who is accused of capturing and killing ...[read more]
February 21, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore
The trial of former Suriname dictator Desi Bouterse resumed Friday with testimony by a former prison warden that he brought a leader of a 1982 military coup to an army barracks for execution. The testimony of the former warden of Suriname's Santo Boma prison, a former military officer under ...[read more]
July 5, 2008
by Benjamin Klein
The military trial of former Suriname dictator Desi Bouterse for the “December Murders” at Fort Zeelandia, Paramaribo in 1982 commenced Friday with former bodyguard Onno Flohr testifying that Bouterse was present at the killings of 15 political opponents, including lawyers, journalists, ...[read more]
April 5, 2008
by Kiely Lewandowski
A military tribunal in Suriname ruled Friday that all suspects involved in a 1982 massacre in Paramaribo must stand trial, including former military dictator Desi Bouterse. Led by Bouterse, the armed forces seized power in 1982 and then executed 15 prominent citizens accused of plotting against ...[read more]
August 16, 2005
by D. Wes Rist
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights, part of the judicial branch of the Organization of American States regional body, has ordered the Suriname government to pay $13,000 (USD) to each of the 130 survivors of a 1986 massacre of the N'djuka Maroon village of Moiwana by Suriname military ...[read more]

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