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UN says cattle raiding behind South Sudan massacre

GENEVA (AP) - A U.N. staff member was shot during a clash that broke out as officials met to discuss a weekend cattle raid massacre that left 78 people dead, including many women and children, U.N. officials said Friday. The Wednesday meeting between U.N. and Full version (available to lexis.com...

Guinea colonel charged 2 years after massacre

CONAKRY Guinea (AP) - Authorities have charged a Guinean army colonel in connection with a 2009 massacre of pro-democracy demonstrators at a soccer stadium, making him the first high-ranking official to face trial for Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

Syrian Massacres and the Rule of Law

If human rights are to be protected, and the rule of law to prevail, the days of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime are numbered. Until then, the massacres will continue. On May 25 th , the Syrian government murdered over 100 people, the majority women and children, in Houla. Tanks...

Pressure grows on Salvador to prosecute massacre

SAN SALVADOR El Salvador (AP) - Rights groups are calling on El Salvador to investigate the 1981 army massacre of about 1,000 people at El Mozote. Judiciary officials say cases could be opened despite a 1980s amnesty law. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights says El Salvador should Full version...