Arrest warrants for more than 120 former soldiers and agents of Chile’s National Intelligence Directorate were issued Tuesday for alleged human rights violations during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, CNN Chile reported. The scale of the order by Judge Victor Montiglio makes this the largest human rights prosecution case in Chile’s history.
More than 200 people charged in connection with last month’s deadly riots in the western Chinese city of Urumqi could be tried this week, according to reports from the state-run China Daily.
A 25-year-old man has been charged over the horrific stabbing incident which left English Premier league footballer Calum Davenport in a serious condition in hospital with leg wounds.
London police arrested another man in connection with this month’s brazen jewelry store robbery of some $65 million worth of gems, Metropolitan Police said. The arrest on Thursday came a day after two men were taken into custody in connection with the crime, police said
Two men were arrested Wednesday in connection with this month’s brazen London jewelry store robbery of millions of dollars worth of gems, Metropolitan Police said. Officers continued to appeal for information about the robbery.
Pakistan has launched a global manhunt for 13 fugitives wanted in connection with last year’s terror attacks on the Indian financial capital of Mumbai. Pakistan asked the international police agency Interpol to issue a global alert for the wanted men, Interpol announced Thursday. The alert did not identify the 13 suspects, but it said that “the fugitives’ names and other nominal data” will be sent to police in Interpol’s 186 member countries
Three men went on trial Wednesday in connection with the killing of Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, Russia’s RIA-Novosti news agency reported. Ibragim and Djabrail Makhmudov, who are brothers, and former interior ministry officer Sergei Khadjikurbanov, are not accused of killing Politkovskaya themselves, but being accomplices. It is the second time the three are being tried in connection with the 2006 murder.
Hundreds of people have been detained in connection with ethnic riots in the northwest last month, China’s state-run Xinhua news agency reported Sunday. Police in Urumqi, the capital of China’s remote northwestern Xinjiang Autonomous Region, said they had detained 319 people in connection with the July 5 riots, according to Xinhua. The detentions came in addition to the 253 detentions announced on July 29, the news agency said
A 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was found strangled Thursday in his Upper East Side apartment, a spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner said Friday. Felix Brinkmann, a native of Latvia, escaped death for a year while he was in the Nazis’ Mauthausen, Ebensee and Auschwitz concentration camps
An Indian judge Friday allowed prosecutors to summon five foreigners, including FBI agents, to testify in connection with the Mumbai terror trial. Special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam told CNN that the identities of the witnesses would not be disclosed. Prosecutors have argued that they need time to examine more witnesses despite confession of Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the alleged gunman captured alive from last year’s Mumbai’s terror assaults.