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RCI hearing on Wang Kelian mass graves begins today

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The public hearing by the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on human trafficking and mass graves in Wang Kelian begins Wednesday (April 17).


Victims' remains kept by Nazi doctor to be buried in Berlin - Bild

BERLIN (Reuters) - Over 300 tissue samples from people killed by the Nazi regime and kept by a Berlin doctor will be laid to rest in a ceremony in Berlin on May 13, 74 years after the end of World War Two, Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported on Sunday.


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.