28 August 2019 - NPWJ News Digest on International Criminal Justice


Salvadoran Police Used Excessive Force in 116 Deaths -Rights Prosecutor
Haaretz, 28 Aug 2019

At least 116 people were killed by police in El Salvador in recent years in cases involving excessive use of force and abuse of authority, the country's human rights prosecutor said in a report published on Tuesday.

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Iran: World turning blind eye to crisis of mass enforced disappearance
Amnesty International , 28 Aug 2019

The Iranian authorities’ continued failure to disclose the fate and whereabouts of thousands of political dissidents who were forcibly disappeared and extrajudicially executed in secret during Iran’s 1988 prison massacres has sparked a crisis that for decades has been largely overlooked by the international community, said Amnesty International in the lead-up to the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on 30 August.

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Gambia's first post-independence president Jawara dies at 95
Reuters, 27 Aug 2019

Dawda Kairaba Jawara, Gambia’s first post-independence president who led the tiny West African country for 24 years before being deposed in a 1994 coup, has died at the age of 95, the presidency said on Tuesday.

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'A killer is always a killer’: Gambia gripped by Junglers’ testimony
The Guardian, 23 Aug 2019

Truth commission reveals evidence of death squad’s abuses over two decades. One of the most notorious killers in the Gambia sits on a grubby mattress on his brother’s stoop, uneasy in his newfound freedom.

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Myanmar: Two years since Rohingya exodus, impunity reigns supreme for military
Amnesty International , 21 Aug 2019

With the threat of returns to Myanmar once again looming over Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, Amnesty International warned that Rakhine State remains unsafe while those responsible for atrocities continue to evade justice.

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