Indigenous peoples

History on hold for victims of Guatemalan genocide - 25 October 2013

Headline Title:  History on hold for victims of Guatemalan genocide Guatemala’s former military ruler Efraín Ríos Montt was the first in the continent to face genocide charges in court. Guatemala’s former military ruler Efraín Ríos Montt was the first in the continent to face genocide charges in court but the historic process is now in jeopardy. Media Node:  Rios Montt Juan Francisco Soto At a Glance:  Guatemala's conflict Guatemala's internal armed conflict took place between 1960 and 1996.More than 200,000 men, women and children were murdered or disappeared.General Efraín Ríos Montt was in office between March 1982 and August 1983. The conflict ended in 1996 with the signing of a Peace Accord.A UN-sponsored Commission of Historical Clarification said the Guatemalan state was responsible for most abuses.  Story Location:  Guatemala 16° 6' 53.2152" N, 90° 31' 38.4384" W “I thought that justice had taken a long time but that it had finally arrived. Ríos Montt had to face justice, listen to each victim describe what he had ordered be carried out. It was very important for the victims and for all the population to know that no one is untouchable. ” Source:  Juan Francisco Soto, Guatemalan lawyer URL:  Guatemala: Amnesty for former dictator would give green light to genocide Description:  News story, 24 October 2013 URL:  Guatemala overturns historic genocide conviction Description:  News Story, 21 May 2013 URL:  The task of reading Guatemala’s bones Description:  Feature, 14 November 2012 URL:  The endless search for justice in Guatemala Description:  Feature, 12 November 2012 URL:  The two Guatemalas of Ríos Montt Description:  Feature, 22 November 2012

Guatemala: La amnistía del ex dictador supondría el beneplácito al genocidio

La noticia de que Guatemala podría conceder una amnistía al ex presidente Effrain Ríos Montt convierte su enjuiciamiento en una farsa y hace retroceder al país más de 10 años, ha manifestado Amnistía Internacional. La noticia de que Guatemala podría conceder una amnistía al ex presidente Effrain Ríos Montt convierte su enjuiciamiento en una farsa y hace retroceder al país más de 10 años, ha manifestado Amnist

Guatemala: Amnesty for former dictator would give green light to genocide

Reports that Guatemala may open the door to an amnesty for former President Effrain Ríos Montt would be a travesty of justice and send the country back more than a decade, said Amnesty International. Reports that Guatemala may open the door to an amnesty for former President Effrain Ríos Montt would be a travesty of justice and send the country back more than a de

Colombie. Des paramilitaires menacent des manifestants indigènes de procéder à une « épuration sociale »

En Colombie, la sécurité de manifestants indigènes fait l’objet de graves préoccupations alors qu’ils sont la cible de violences croissantes de la part des forces de sécurité et que leurs meneurs ont été menacés de mort par un groupe paramilitaire de droite, a déclaré Amnesty International. En Colombie, la sécurité de manifestants indigènes fait l’objet de graves préoccupations alors qu’ils sont la cible de violences croissantes de la part des forces de sécurité et que leurs meneurs o

Colombia: Grupo paramilitar amenaza a manifestantes indígenas con “limpieza social”

Existen graves motivos de preocupación por la seguridad de los manifestantes indígenas en Colombia ante la escalada de violencia contra ellos por parte de las fuerzas de seguridad y después de que sus dirigentes hayan sido amenazados de muerte por un grupo paramilitar de signo derechista; así lo ha afirmado Amnistía Internacional. Persiste una honda preocupación por la seguridad de los manifestantes indígenas en Colombia ante la escalada de violencia contra ellos por parte de las fuerzas de seguridad y después de que sus dir

México: La realidad desafía el optimismo de las autoridades en materia de derechos humanos

Las optimistas palabras de las autoridades mexicanas sobre la situación de los derechos humanos en México, guardan poca similitud con sus acciones reales, afirmó Amnistía internacional un día antes de que México sea examinado en el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de las Naciones Unidas.  Las optimistas palabras de las autoridades mexicanas sobre la situación de los derechos humanos en México, guardan poca similitud con sus acciones reales, afirmó Amnistía internacional un día antes

Mexique. Les belles paroles du gouvernement sur les droits humains ne tiennent pas compte de la réalité

Les belles paroles du gouvernement mexicain sur les droits humains ont peu de choses en commun avec ses actions sur le terrain, a déclaré Amnesty International la veille du jour où le Mexique est examiné par le Conseil des droits de l'homme des Nations unies. Les belles paroles du gouvernement mexicain sur les droits humains ont peu de choses en commun avec ses actions sur le terrain, a déclaré Amnesty International la veille du jour où le Mexique est e

Colombia: Paramilitary group threatens indigenous protesters with ‘social cleansing’

There are serious ongoing concerns for the safety of indigenous protesters in Colombia amid escalating violence against them by the security forces and after their leaders received a death threat from a right-wing paramilitary group, Amnesty International said. There are serious ongoing concerns for the safety of indigenous protesters in Colombia amid escalating violence against them by the security forces and after their leaders received a death threat f

Mexico: Government’s fine words on human rights defy reality

The Mexican government’s fine words on human rights bear little resemblance to its actions on the ground, Amnesty International said one day before the country’s comes under the scrutiny of the United Nations Human Rights Council.  The Mexican government’s fine words on human rights bear little resemblance to its actions on the ground, Amnesty International said one day before the country’s comes under the scrutiny of the Uni

Colombia: Paramilitary group threatens indigenous protesters with ‘social cleansing’ - 21 October 2013

Headline Title:  Colombia: Paramilitary group threatens indigenous protesters with ‘social cleansing’ There are serious ongoing concerns for the safety of indigenous protesters in Colombia amid escalating violence against them by the security forces and after their leaders received a death threat f There are serious ongoing concerns for the safety of indigenous protesters in Colombia amid escalating violence against them by the security forces and after their leaders received a death threat from a right-wing paramilitary group. Media Node:  Colombia indigenous protests Story Location:  Colombia 5° 44' 28.8384" N, 75° 6' 9.1404" W “Most of the evidence gathered by Amnesty International in several parts of Colombia points to a deeply worrying and largely disproportionate use of force against the indigenous protesters by the police and the armed forces” Source:  Marcelo Pollack, Amnesty International Researcher on Colombia Date:  Mon, 21/10/2013 URL:  Colombia: Congress should reject law reforming the military justice system Description:  News story, 12 June 2013

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