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Friday 31 October  

Article: Uganda arrests Rwanda genocide suspect

Uganda has arrested a Belgian citizen of Rwandan origin wanted by a court in his adopted homeland for involvement in the 1994 genocide, police said Friday. Thaddee Kwitonda, 51, was detained in Kampala on Thursday after police tracked...

Article: Amnesty: Senegal should end impunity for human rights abuses

Senegal's three-month-old government should end "decades of impunity for human rights violations," according to a report released Wednesday by rights group Amnesty International.  

Article: Pretty in Pink: Yvonne Basebya goes home—for now

The District Court in The Hague on Monday “paused” the pre-trial detention of Yvonne Basebya (65) until the start of her trial in October 2012. “Although she is accused of the most serious crimes in Dutch law,” said...

Article: Senegal to try Chad's fugitive Habré

Senegal begins preparations Hissène Habré's trial, the former dictator of Chad who is accused of crimes against humanity and torture, and almost 40,000 murder cases Senegal has begun preparations to try Chad's former dictator...

Article: Dutch judges blinkered for Rwandan genocide case?

She is the first woman to be prosecuted for participation in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, but for defence lawyers the trial of Yvonne Basebya should never have started in a Dutch district court. The fact that witnesses cannot be easily cross...

Article: Endgame: Mugesera goes home

Canadian authorities have rejected Leon Mugesera’s request to delay his deportation until a UN torture committee decides on a claim that he faces persecution back home. He was extradited to Kigali on Monday. By Josephine Uwineza, The...

Article: Kosovo: Life sentence for Serb in Sweden

A Swedish court on Friday sentenced a Serbian man to life behind bars for war crimes in connection with his role in a massacre of 40 people in the village of Cuske in Kosovo in 1999. Milic Martinovic, a 34-year-old Serb arrested in Sweden...

Article: No extradition for Chad's Habre

A Senegalese court on Wednesday rejected a Belgium request to extradite former Chad president Hissene Habre to Belgium to stand trial for alleged atrocities while he was in power. The decision of the Dakar appeals court comes days after...

Article: France to stop "genocide" bill

Turkish President Abdullah Gul called on France on Tuesday to drop a parliamentary bill making it illegal to deny the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey was genocide. Tension has risen between Paris and Ankara in the last...

Article: UN torture panel tells Senegal to prosecute or extradite Habré

The United Nations Committee against Torture has called on Senegal to comply with its obligation to prosecute or extradite Chad's exiled former dictator, Hissène Habré, Human Rights Watch says. By Thijs Bouwknegt The...