May 5, 2010
by Tara Tighe
The appellate division of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday acquitted Serb wartime commander Milos Stupar of genocide charges in connection with his alleged involvement in killings committed at the Srebrenica prison camp in 1995. The verdict of the appellate court overturns a 40- ...[read more]
April 28, 2010
by Tara Tighe
Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry on Tuesday vetoed legislation that would have exempted buyers of Oklahoma-made guns from several regulatory precautions including federal criminal background checks. Henry believes that the proposed legislation would endanger citizens and law enforcement officers... ...[read more]
April 28, 2010
by Tara Tighe
Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry on Tuesday vetoed legislation that would have exempted buyers of Oklahoma-made guns from several regulatory precautions including federal criminal background checks. Henry believes that the proposed legislation would endanger citizens and law enforcement officers... ...[read more]
April 21, 2010
by Tara Tighe
A federal court in Argentina on Tuesday sentenced former president and military general Reynaldo Bignone to 25 years in prison for human rights abuses during the 1976-83 Dirty War. Bignone served as de facto president from 1982 to 1983 and represents the last dictator to hold power duri... ...[read more]
April 21, 2010
by Tara Tighe
Amnesty International (AI) on Tuesday called for an investigation into the deaths of 25 people during recent anti-government protests. The group stated that it would welcome a pledge by the Thai government to investigate promptly, effectively, and impartially the recent violence, and urg... ...[read more]
April 14, 2010
by Tara Tighe
Interim Kyrgyz leader Roza Otunbayeva said Wednesday that ousted president Kurmanbek Bakiyev should stand trial for the violent protests that erupted in Kyrgyzstan last week. The protests, prompted in part by a drastic increase in utility costs, led to at least 84 deaths and many more injuries. It ...[read more]
April 13, 2010
by Tara Tighe
The Spanish Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a National Court decision suspending an investigation into a 2002 Israeli air force bombing in the Gaza Strip. The attack killed 15 people, including 14 civilians. The investigation was ordered in January 2009 after a National Court judge determined that ...[read more]
April 7, 2010
by Tara Tighe
The Spanish Supreme Court on Wednesday charged National Court judge Baltasar Garzon with abuse of power for the investigation of war crimes allegedly committed under Francisco Franco during the Spanish Civil War. In 2008, Garzon ordered the exhumation of 19 mass graves in Spain in order to ...[read more]
April 6, 2010
by Tara Tighe
Turkish police on Monday detained 19 retired military officers, including four generals, in connection with an alleged 2003 coup plot, before the chief prosecutor intervened. Istanbul Chief Prosecutor Aykut Cengiz Engin stopped police from arresting up to 90 suspects, replacing two lower-level ...[read more]
March 31, 2010
by Tara Tighe
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed suit on Tuesday challenging the strict visitation and communication restrictions at two experimental federal prison units called Communications Management Units (CMUs). The complaint alleges that the prisoners have suffered severe an... ...[read more]

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