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Indonesian ‘cops tortured me to get false confession’

JAKARTA: A defendant accused of hurling rocks at the police during student protests in the capital in September of last year has told a panel of judges at the Central Jakar­ta District Court that he was tortured by the police to falsely confess to having attacked authorities.

Cameroonian soldiers go on trial over shooting of women and children

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - The trial of seven Cameroonian soldiers accused of participating in the killing of two women and two children has begun behind closed doors, two judicial sources said on Tuesday, after a video of the incident sparked an international outcry.

Killings in eastern Congo may amount to crimes against humanity - U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Killings, rapes and other violence committed by an ethnic armed group in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo against a rival group may amount to crimes against humanity and possibly even genocide, the United Nations said on Friday.

Europe helps secure release of 11 North Korean defectors held in Vietnam - activists

SEOUL (Reuters) - A group of 11 North Koreans who were detained in Vietnam while seeking to defect to South Korea have been released thanks to the help of European institutions, a Seoul-based activist group said on Saturday.