Days after the Justice Department closed out its criminal investigation of the deaths of two detainees while in the custody of the C.I.A., new information has surfaced calling into question official accounts of the extent of waterboarding by American interrogators.
Not since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has South Africa experienced public hearings where survivors and family members tell harrowing takes of death and torture. The Farlam Commission of Inquiry is likely to see scenes reminiscent of the TRC when it probes what happened in Marikana. It is likely to be a more complicated process than what President Jacob Zuma envisaged would take four months.
A Cairo court on Thursday found four senior policemen not guilty of killing protesters during last year’s popular uprising, the latest acquittal of officials charged in connection with the more than 800 deaths during the crackdown.
Mauritania's government has handed over Abdullah al-Senussi, the Gaddafi regime's former intelligence chief, to Libya nearly five months after he was arrested for entering the country illegally, state TV reported Wednesday.
The issue of German war reparations owed to Greece was raised in the Greek parliament where the deputy finance minister said "Greece has never relinquished its claims." A special team has estimated Germany still owes Greece €7.5 billion.
Moneer Al-Saqqaf, manager of the Minister of Legal Affairs’ Office, said U.N. envoy to Yemen Jamal Binomar will arrive in Sana’a at the end of this week to discuss and to pass the Transitional Justice Law.
The association of Colombia's retired military commanders, a powerful lobby, said Monday it supports peace talks with the FARC under a number of conditions that include the banning of a leftist political movement and legal privileges for members of the military.