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Hissene Habre’s Victims Inch Closer to Justice, Reparations

Former Chadian president Hissene Habre was ordered to pay tens of millions of dollars to victims of human rights abuses after his conviction by a special court in 2017. But by the time he died in August, Habre’s victims had still not received a dime.Th…

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Rwandan Court Finds ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero Guilty of Terror-Related Charges

Rwanda’s High Court has sentenced Paul Rusesabagina of “Hotel Rwanda” fame to 25 years in prison after finding him guilty on terrorism-related charges.Rusesabagina, 67, has denied the charges. He has 30 days to appeal the sentence.The court convicted a…

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Rwandan Court Finds ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero Guilty of Terror-Related Charges

Rwanda’s High Court has sentenced Paul Rusesabagina of “Hotel Rwanda” fame to 25 years in prison after finding him guilty on terrorism-related charges.Rusesabagina, 67, has denied the charges. He has 30 days to appeal the sentence.The court convicted a…

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Attacks on Eritrean Refugees in Tigray are War Crimes, Watchdog Says

Eritrean refugees caught up in the months-long war in Ethiopia have suffered abuses including executions and rape that amount to “clear war crimes,” Human Rights Watch said Thursday.A new report from the U.S.-based rights watchdog details the role of b…

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Rwandan President Removes Justice Minister Amid ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero Trial

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has removed the justice minister but made him ambassador to Britain amid international scrutiny over the trial of Paul Rusesabagina, the hotelier credited with saving many lives during the 1994 genocide. A government st…

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UN, Rights Groups Push Zimbabwe to Prosecute Man Who Married 14-Year-Old Girl

Women’s rights activists, opposition groups and the United Nations are pressuring Zimbabwean authorities to arrest a man who had married a 14-year-old who died last week while giving birth at a church shrine. Zimbabwean police say they are investigatin…

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South African Court Hears Appeal from Jailed Ex-President Zuma Amid Violent Protests

A South African court Monday began hearing an appeal launched by former President Jacob Zuma on his lengthy prison sentence in the wake of violent protests against his imprisonment. According to Reuters, Zuma’s lawyers asked the court to release the 79…

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Protesters Demand Justice on Second Anniversary of Deadly Crackdown

Thousands of Sudanese civilians held rallies in Khartoum on the second anniversary of the military’s bloody crackdown on a huge pro-democracy sit-in, demanding justice for their loved ones killed during and after the June 3, 2019, crackdown. Some said…

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