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U.N. rights chief says Mexico violence recalls that of Chile dictatorship

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday the deadly toll of Mexico's rampant gangland violence was reminiscent of the era in her native Chile when thousands died or disappeared during a military dictatorship.

41 men, believed to be Rohingya, arrested on Perlis beach

PETALING JAYA: A group of men, believed to be Rohingya, were found stranded on a beach in Simpang Empat, Perlis, on Monday (April 8) morning.

‘RCI to decide on whether to use report’

KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia’s (Suhakam) report on the Wang Kelian issue in Perlis can be used in the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) if it has any basis, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Guatemala amnesty would free war criminals, soldiers who held women as sex slaves

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Starting in 1982, during one of the darkest moments of Guatemala’s civil war, at least 11 Mayan Q’eqchi indigenous women were kidnapped, enslaved and raped over a period of six years at an army camp in the jungle.

No light shed on Wang Kelian

KUALA LUMPUR: The destruction of mass graves and human trafficking campsites at Wang Kelian by the authorities had potentially obstructed justice, a human rights report found.

Report finds Wang Kelian mass graves dug by human trafficking syndicate

KUALA LUMPUR: The mass graves discovered at Wang Kelian near the Malaysia-Thailand border were dug by a human-trafficking syndicate, according to a report.

Mexico to review report of kidnapped Cubans at northern border

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government said on Thursday that it would look into a report that Cuban migrants had been kidnapped by an organised crime group just south of the U.S. border, adding to existing probes into disappearances of migrants in the area.

South Sudan dismisses gang rape accusations, asks for peace funding

GENEVA (Reuters) - South Sudan's justice minister on Tuesday dismissed U.N. investigators' accusations that fighting and gang rape persisted in his country and called for $285 million (£218.1 million) in donations to fund peacemaking bodies.

Bus passengers kidnapped in Mexico may be migrants - official

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group of 19 passengers kidnapped from a bus in northern Mexico last week may be migrants, a state government official said on Monday.

Mexico government apologises for deaths of youths taken by police

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican government officials apologised on Monday to families of five youths killed after police kidnapped them and turned them over to a brutal drug gang, a rare instance of officials admitting the state's culpability in such crimes.