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Tag: Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR)

  • Friday, December 23rd 2022 - 09:58 UTC

    IACHR team meets with former Peruvian President

    Castillo claimed he was being arbitrarily deprived of his rights

    A team from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Thursday paid a visit to former Peruvian President José Pedro Castillo Terrones, who is under arrest for trying to stage a coup d'état, which led to his impeachment and subsequent pre-trial detention.

  • Thursday, April 7th 2022 - 09:10 UTC

    Freedom of the press just a nice idea in Mexico

    President AMLO: 40% of his statements are reportedly false

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)'s special rapporteur on Freedom of Expression said the Mexican government was actually “encouraging” the increasing attacks against journalists recorded in the country.

  • Monday, April 4th 2022 - 09:57 UTC

    New riot at Ecuadorian prison leaves at least another 12 inmates dead

    Most crimes in Ecuadorian prisons are linked to drug cartels from Colombia and Mexico. Photo: EFE/ Robert Puglla<br />

    A new episode of Ecuador's prison crisis Sunday has resulted in the death of yet another 12 inmates following clashes at the correctional facility in the southern city of Cuenca. Last year, 316 prisoners were killed in fights between rival gangs.

  • Thursday, March 31st 2022 - 10:19 UTC

    IACHR requests Peru refrains from freeing Fujimori

    Releasing the former head of state would be against the victims' right to justice, the IACHR believed

    The Costa Rica-based Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) has issued a ruling telling the Peruvian State to refrain from releasing former President Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) from jail as ordered by the country's Constitutional Court (TC).

  • Thursday, December 30th 2021 - 09:42 UTC

    Argentina accountable for disappearance of two Uruguayans in the 1970s

    The couple's children continued to live with their adoptive family in Chile

    The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) has determined Argentina was internationally responsible for the forced disappearances of Uruguayan nationals Mario Roger Julien Cáceres and Victoria Lucía Grisonas Andrijauskaite “perpetrated within the framework of the systematic plan of repression implemented in the 1976-1983 period and in the context of Operation Condor,” it was announced in San José, Costa Rica.

  • Tuesday, October 19th 2021 - 09:10 UTC

    IACHR finds Colombia guilty for what happened to a reporter

    The state of Colombia had neglected the well-being of a journalist

    Colombia's President Iván Duque has announced he would abide by the IACHR ruling against his country in the Jineth Bedoya case in which the Court also ordered the creation of a centre for women victims of sexual violence.

  • Thursday, July 12th 2018 - 03:07 UTC

    IACHR says death toll from Nicaraguan unrest up to 264

     IACHR's chief Paulo Abrao told reporters the death toll in Nicaragua had reached 264.

    Anti-government protests in Nicaragua have led to a known death toll of 264, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said Wednesday after four months of unrest, while some 1,800 people have been injured.

  • Saturday, September 12th 2015 - 10:26 UTC

    Cuba plans to release 3.522 prisoners ahead of Pope's visit this month

    Raul Castro agreed to the releases on the occasion of the visit of Pope Francis as “when the previous pontiffs John Paul II and Benedict XVI visits”

    State-run newspaper “Granma” reported that Cuba would release 3,522 prisoners three days ahead of the September 19-22 visit by Pope Francis. However Cuban officials, who officially deny that the country has political prisoners, said they would not release inmates convict of crimes against state security.

  • Tuesday, September 1st 2015 - 03:58 UTC

    Malvinas Argentine veterans demand justice of abuse suffered at the hands of their officers

    Led by CECIM president, Ernesto Alonso, the ongoing case was submitted to the Inter American Human Rights Commission earlier this year

    Argentine Veterans from the 1982 Malvinas war will continue to voice their condemnation of abuse suffered at the hands of their superior officers as a legal team reiterate their demands for recognition and justice before federal courts in Río Grande on Monday.

  • Monday, April 13th 2015 - 08:31 UTC

    Argentina's AMIA 1994 terrorist attack trial will be held next 6 August

    “We have great expectations in the trial,” Rodrigo Borda, who represents Memoria Activa, which represents relatives of the July 1994 attack victims

    Argentina's Memoria Activa, one of the most active groups that gather together relatives of the victims of the 1994 attack on the AMIA Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires, celebrated the decision to hold a trial (6 August) for the cover-up of the bombing this year, which was announced on Friday after weeks of heated controversy between the Executive, the Supreme Court and the tribunal in charge of judging the case.

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