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Spanish court issues arrest warrant for former Guatemalan ruler
A Spanish court has issued an international arrest warrant for former Guatemalan military ruler Romeo Lucas Garcia, sources said Monday. Garcia, who now suffers from Alzheimer's disease, is wanted in connection with a 1980 siege against the Spa (More)
EU renews sanctions against Zimbabwe
European Union foreign ministers announced Monday that the EU will renew its sanctions against the Zimbabwean government for another year. However, the ministers indicated the sanctions could be reexamined after the March 31 parliamentary electio (More)
Christian group says US violating international law at Guantanamo Bay
The World Council of Churches (WCC) , a global organization for non-Catholic Christians, accused the United States on Monday of violating international law in its treatment of Guantanamo Bay detainees. The detainees "are held without due proces (More)
Human rights groups criticize Negroponte
Human rights groups criticized Bush pick for intelligence director nominee John Negroponte Friday, stating the current US ambassador to Iraq has a record of supporting human rights violations. Critics allege that during his role as ambassador to H (More)
UN commission to review East Timor prosecutions
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a statement Friday that an independent Commission of Experts would be appointed to access progress made in Timor-Leste (East Timor) and Indonesia in adjudicating human rights violations that occurr (More)
International brief ~ UN refugee chief facing sexual harassment scandal
In Friday's international brief, multiple allegations of sexual harassment have arisen against UN High Commissioner for Refugees Ruud Lubbers . Lubbers, a former Dutch prime minister, allegedly harassed five different female employees under his (More)
Dead Iraqi prisoner in Abu Ghraib photos died during CIA 'torture': AP
The Iraqi prisoner who died while in US custody at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison and whose corpse was shown in photographs that emerged from the abuse scandal died in a position known as "Palestinian hanging" while under CIA interrogati (More)
Israeli defense minister halts demolition of suicide bombers' homes
Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz Thursday ordered a halt to the razing of homes of Palestinian suicide bombers after a committee report showed that the policy had little deterrent effect and inflamed tensions with Palestinians. The policy was i (More)
Gitmo detainee blinded by guards, lawyer says
A British permanent resident being held at Guantanamo Bay has been blinded in one eye after an assault by guards at the prison, according to his lawyer. UK human rights attorney Clive Stafford Smith said that Omar Deghayes lost sight in one eye af (More)
International brief ~ UN rights chief Arbour says ICC only credible venue for Sudan trials
In Thursday's international law brief, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour presented the findings of the International Commission of Inquiry on the Conflict in Darfur to the UN Security Council on Wednesday, stating that the on (More)