Burma’s government announced that it granted amnesty to 93 prisoners on Tuesday. According a human rights group, there were 59 political prisoners, including 40 Shan rebel soldiers, among the released.
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic has apologized for the massacre of 8,000 Muslims, killed by Serbian forces in Srebrenica at the height of the Bosnian War. He stopped short, however, of defining it as genocide.
Guatemala's highest court on Tuesday ordered that the genocide trial against one of the Central American country's former dictators be taken over by a judge who wants the proceedings to go back to square one.
Nearly 80 United Nations member states on Tuesday expressed support for Colombian peace talks with rebel group FARC. Some did show concern about impunity resulting from the recently passed military justice reform.
A leading bipartisan think-tank says it is “indisputable” that the US tortured captives in the aftermath of 9/11. The report condemned the country’s detention practices as “a grave error” using the testimonies of dozens of inmates and officials.