Amnesty International

Officers linked to human rights abuses in Latin America 1

Senior U.S. officials say professors should have been more carefully vetted By Julia Harte and R. Jeffrey Smith 11:30 pm, March 11, 2015 – Updated: 6:08 pm, March 31, 2015 Update, Mar. 31, 2015, 5:43 p.m.: On March 27, journalists at the McClatchy newspaper chain published an article stating that the Pentagon continued to pay one of the foreign military officers described in this article after his U.S. visa was revoked. Details are below. Carlos Alberto Ospina Ovalle was deep in the Colombian mountains in the autumn of 1997, directing an Army brigade in a major offensive against a group […]

Continuing human rights violations

Seems some things never change…   International Secretariat of Amnesty International, News Service, Nr. 126, 5 July 2000 The government of Belize must take action to investigate and put an end to alleged human rights violations by police, Amnesty International said today releasing a comprehensive report on human rights in Belize. “The problem of excessive use of force by police appears to be particularly serious in Belize City and in the areas near the Guatemalan border,” the organization added. In 1999 local human rights organizations documented more than 30 cases of police brutality. Torture by police is believed to have […]