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After four decades, Victor Jara’s killers charged

Eight former army lieutenants have been charged in the killing of communist singer and songwriter Victor Jara in 1973.

Free David Ravelo! Peace in Colombia - with justice!

Ravelo, a well-known human rights activist, is the victim of flawed judicial processes.

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Huge Argentina human rights trial begins

On Wednesday, the trial of no less than 68 former military and civilian officials of the 1976-1983 Argentine military dictatorship began in Buenos Aires.

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British crimes in Kenya "cannot be forgotten," says victim

Wambugu Wa Nyingi, Paolo Muoka Nzili, and Jane Muthoni Mara are among tens of thousands of Kenyans who were sent to concentration camps.

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Hungary arrest could result in answers to old questions

This case has importance far beyond the issue of one man's guilt or innocence.

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U.S. intransigence on Cuban Five prisoners a high stakes game

With appeals all but exhausted, the only hope for relief of unremitting judicial abuse of the Cuban Five lies with President Barack Obama.

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Shell must be held accountable for murder, say Nigerian victims

The case could mean that the days of corporations getting away with massive human rights abuse without legal consequence may be coming to an end.

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Monsanto found guilty of poisoning French farmer

"I am alive today," said Francois, now 47. "But part of the farming population is going to be sacrificed and is going to die because of this."

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British trade unionists come out for Cuba and the Cuban Five

From the vantage point of Cuban solidarity activists in the U.S., U.K. trade unionists deserve special credit because they've taken the lead in speaking out for the Cuba Five in Britain.

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Justice Department cites abuses by police in Puerto Rico

A new U.S. Department of Justice report sharply criticizes the Puerto Rican Police Department for brutality, racism, corruption and violations of constitutional rights.

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