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Convicted Suriname president says will seek re-election

Paramaribo - Suriname President Desi Bouterse said Monday he will seek re-election in the South American country despite being convicted of murder for the execution of political opponents."Of course, with big bold letters.

Opposition leader Keiko Fujimori leaves prison in Peru

- Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori was released from prison Friday after spending 13 months in pre-trial detention in a corruption case linked to Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

Hague must probe Morales 'crimes against humanity': Bolivia

La Paz - Bolivia's interim government will file a case in The Hague against former president Evo Morales for "crimes against humanity," the interior minister announced Friday.

Suriname president sentenced to 20 years for 1982 killings

Paramaribo - A military court in Suriname sentenced President Desi Bouterse to 20 years in prison Friday over the executions of political opponents when he was the South American country's dictator in the 1980s.

Suu Kyi fans join VIP tours for Rohingya genocide trial

Ardent fans of Aung San Suu Kyi are snapping up spots on $2,000 tours to The Hague, in a display of moral support as Myanmar faces charges of genocide over the Rohingya crisis at the UN's top court in December.

Romania's 1989 generation relive pain at ex-president's trial

Bucharest - On the morning of December 22, 1989, Bogdan Stan drank his usual cup of coffee and went to join the wave of protests against Romania's communist regime.Shortly after, he was shot and killed in front of the state TV building.

Mysterious reappearance of Turkey's missing

Ankara - News that a loved one was in custody would be unwelcome in most circumstances -- but when the police called Sumeyye Yilmaz, she felt her prayers had been answered.Her husband Mustafa Yilmaz had been missing for eight months.

Peru court orders release of opposition leader Keiko Fujimori

- Peru's Constitutional Court on Monday ordered the release of opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, after more than a year of pre-trial detention.

Peru court orders release of opposition leader Keiko Fujimori

- Peru's Constitutional Court on Monday ordered the release of opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, after more than a year of pre-trial detention.

Supreme Court rejects new trial for 'Serial' podcast inmate

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Monday turned down a request for a new trial for a man convicted of his ex-girlfriend's 1999 murder -- a case that received worldwide attention thanks to the hit podcast "Serial.

Bailed Ghosn speaks to wife after Japan court permission

Apo - Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn spoke to his wife for the first time in eight months on Friday, his spokesman said, after a Tokyo court lifted a ban on contact between the pair.

Military, government 'cooperating' over Suu Kyi going to ICJ

Both Myanmar's military and its civilian government are behind the decision for Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to defend her country against allegations of genocide at the UN's top court, an army spokesman said Thursday.

Myanmar artists given second jail term for insulting military

A group of Myanmar satirists on Monday racked up a second prison sentence for a performance that criticised the military, a decision the artists said showed the judges were "puppets" of the military.

UN rights chief warns Bolivia crisis could 'spin out of control'

La Paz - Four more people have died in protests in Bolivia, an international monitor reported Saturday, as the UN rights chief warned that excessive force by police could see unrest "spin out of control.

Four more deaths in Bolivia protests: rights commission

La Paz - Four more people have died in protests in Bolivia, raising the total number killed in the political unrest to 23, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said Saturday.

UN rights chief warns Bolivia crisis could 'spin out of control'

Geneva - The UN rights chief voiced alarm Saturday at the deadly crisis in Bolivia, warning that excessive force by police was "an extremely dangerous development" and could see the situation could spin out of control.

Bolivia interim leader threatens Morales with charges

La Paz - Bolivia's interim leader Jeanine Anez said Friday that exiled ex-president Evo Morales would have to "answer to justice" if he returns, as five of his supporters were killed in fierce clashes with security forces.

Bolivia interim president says Morales will face charges if he returns

La Paz - Bolivia's interim president Jeanine Anez said Friday that exiled ex-president Evo Morales would have to "answer to justice" over election irregularities and government corruption if he returns."He knows he has to answer to justice.

US executes man for convenience store clerk murder

Washington - The US state of Georgia has executed a man for the 1994 murder of a convenience store clerk, US media reported.

The fight for justice over Myanmar's Rohingya 'genocide'

Myanmar is facing a barrage of legal challenges from all over the world in an attempt to hold it accountable over the alleged genocide against its Rohingya Muslim population.

US Supreme Court to examine 'Dreamers' program Trump wants axed

Washington - The US Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday on the fate of the "Dreamers," an estimated 700,000 people brought to the country illegally as children but allowed to stay and work under a program created by former president Barack Obama.

New phishing attacks impersonating the law departments Special

In response to the recent phishing attacks impersonating the U.K. Ministry of Justice, security expert Alexander GarcĂ­a-Tobar, CEO and co-founder, Valimail delves into the issue for Digital Journal.

In Venezuela, special police force wreaks havoc in slums

Caracas - Miriam Gamarra, a 39-year-old bank employee living in a tough part of Caracas, remembers feeling an ache in her chest when she heard the gunshots in the distance as she was heading to work. "Lord, please take care of my son," she murmured to herself.

Forensic experts exhume remains of victims of El Salvador's civil war

Sansalvador - An international team of forensic experts on Wednesday exhumed the remains of 11 people killed by soldiers during the infamous El Mozote massacre in El Salvador's 1980-1992 civil war.

ICC has info on location of Kadhafi son, other Libya fugitives: prosecutor

New York - The International Criminal Court has "reliable information" about the location of one of former dictator Moamer Kadhafi's sons as well as two other Libyan war crimes fugitives, prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the UN Security Council Wednesday.

Brazil in 'civil war,' says head of Congress' pro-gun faction

Bras - Brazil is caught in a "civil war" of crime and violence, the head of Congress' pro-gun faction says, warning that ordinary Brazilians need to be armed and ready to fight back.

Chasing shadows in China: Detained lawyer's wife battles on

Xuzhou - With winter approaching, Xu Yan brought some warm clothes and money for her husband to a detention centre in eastern China, though she's not even sure the arrested human rights lawyer is still being held there.

Belgium told to bring back IS mother, children from Syria

Apo - Belgian authorities have been ordered to repatriate a woman who joined the Islamic State group and her two children from the camp in Syria where she is being held, a lawyer for her family said Thursday.

Japan justice minister quits, second cabinet exit in a week

Apo - Japan's justice minister on Thursday became the second cabinet member to quit in a week, after allegations his wife broke election law while running for a parliament seat.

Tillerson denies that ExxonMobil defrauded investors

New York - Former US secretary of state Rex Tillerson denied in court Wednesday that oil and gas giant ExxonMobil had downplayed the financial costs of mitigating climate change to mislead investors.
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