Forced disappearance
In international human rights law, a forced disappearance (or enforced disappearance) occurs when a person is secretly abducted or imprisoned by a state or political organization or by a third party w...
Forced disappearance - Wikipedia
In Duterte’s Philippines, here’s how one man survived when a death squad came after him
Since Duterte became president, at least 3,300 people have been killed.
Mass Murderer Confesses on the Radio
There was something about the voice of the killer calling in to the late-night talk show that burned into the conscience of the Chilean nation: not just the fact of the multiple murders he said he com...
Inside Kenya's Death Squads
For the first time members of Kenya’s counter-terrorism police admit to “eliminating” suspected Muslim radicals. Speaking exclusively to Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit, officers from four units of Ke...
Operation Condor
Operation Condor (Spanish: Operación Cóndor, also known as Plan Cóndor, Portuguese: Operação Condor) was a campaign of political repression and state terror involving intelligence operations a...
Operation Condor - Wikipedia
Augusto Pinochet's arrest and trial
General Augusto Pinochet was indicted for human rights violations committed in his native Chile by Spanish magistrate Baltasar Garzón on 10 October 1998. He was arrested in London six days later and h...
Augusto Pinochet's arrest and trial - Wikipedia
Human rights in Saddam Hussein's Iraq
Iraq's era under President Saddam Hussein was notorious for its severe violations of human rights. Secret police, torture, mass murder, rape, deportations, forced disappearances, assassinations, chemi...
Human rights in Saddam Hussein's Iraq - Wikipedia
Human rights in Western Sahara
The Government of Morocco sees Western Sahara as its Southern Provinces. The Moroccan government considers the Polisario Front as a separatist movement given the alleged Moroccan origins of some of it...
Human rights in Western Sahara - Wikipedia
Years of Lead (Morocco)
The Years of Lead (Arabic: سنوات الرصاص‎ Sanawāt ar-Ruṣāṣ) is the term used especially by former opponents to the rule of King Hassan II of Morocco to describe a period of his rule (mainly t...
Missing persons (Pakistan)
Missing persons is a generic term used in Pakistan to refer to the alleged ostensibly hundreds of persons in Pakistan who have been forcefully disappeared by the different security and law enforcement...
Enforced disappearances in Sri Lanka
Thousands of people have disappeared in Sri Lanka since the 1980s. A 1999 study by the United Nations found that Sri Lanka had the second highest number of disappearances in the world and that 12,000 ...
Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights
Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights protects the right to life The article contains a limited exception for the cases of lawful executions and sets out strictly controlled circumstanc...
In Duterte’s Philippines, here’s how one man survived when a death squad came after him
Since Duterte became president, at least 3,300 people have been killed.
Muhammad Bassiri
Muhammad Sidi Brahim Sidi Embarek Basir (Arabic: سيدي سيدي إبراهيم مبارك محمد بصير‎; b. 1942 or October 1944 - disappeared on June 18, 1970) was a Sahrawi nationalist leader, disappeared and...
Muhammad Bassiri - Wikipedia
Mass Murderer Confesses on the Radio
There was something about the voice of the killer calling in to the late-night talk show that burned into the conscience of the Chilean nation: not just the fact of the multiple murders he said he com...
Alberto Fujimori's arrest and trial
Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was arrested and tried for a number of crimes related to corruption and human rights abuses that occurred during his government.
After Fujimori fled to J...
Víctor Olea Alegría
Víctor Olea Alegría (born 17 June 1950) was a member (militante) of Chile’s Partido Socialista.Olea lived in Santiago, Chile. He was detained by “security agents” on 11 September 1974, and became one ...
Noor Inayat Khan
Noor-un-Nisa Inayat Khan GC (Hindustani, (Urdu): نور عنایت خان, Devanagari: नूर इनायत ख़ान) (2 January 1914 – 13 September 1944) was an Allied Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent during the Seco...
Noor Inayat Khan - Wikipedia
Estamirov and Others v. Russia
Estamirov and Others v. Russia was a European Court of Human Rights ruling in the case of the February 5, 2000, Novye Aldi massacre in Chechnya, which unanimously held Russia responsible for violation...
Zelmar Michelini
Zelmar Michelini (20 May 1924, Montevideo, Uruguay – 20 May 1976, Buenos Aires, Argentina) was a Uruguayan reporter and politician, assassinated in Buenos Aires in 1976 as part of Operation Condor.
Megumi Yokota
Megumi Yokota (横田 めぐみ, Yokota Megumi) (born 5 October 1964) is a Japanese woman who was abducted by a North Korean agent in 1977, when she was a thirteen year old junior high school student. ...
Operation Gladio
Operation Gladio (Italian: Operazione Gladio) is the codename for a clandestine North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) "stay-behind" operation in Europe during the Cold War. Its purpose was to...
Reinhard Heydrich
Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich ([ˈʁaɪnhaʁt ˈtʁɪstan ˈɔʏɡn̩ ˈhaɪdʁɪç]) (7 March 1904 – 4 June 1942) was a high-ranking German Nazi official during World War II, and one of the main architects of the H...
Reinhard Heydrich - Wikipedia
Akkoç v. Turkey
Akkoç v. Turkey 2000, Nos. 22947 & 8/93, ECHR 2000-X, was a decision by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on the extent of the right to life.The case involved the Kurd Zübeyir Akkoç in Tur...
Liliana Delfino
Liliana Delfino was an Argentine Marxist militant. Along with her husband Mario Roberto Santucho, she was among the leaders of ERP, an armed Marxist organization. She was arrested and killed by the mi...
Takeo Hiranuma
Takeo Hiranuma (平沼 赳夫 Hiranuma Takeo, born 3 August 1939 in Shibuya, Tokyo) is a Japanese politician and chairperson of the Party for Future Generations.
Takeo Hiranuma was adopted by his maternal...
Takeo Hiranuma - Wikipedia
Munir Mengal
Muni Mengal is the head of Baloch Voice TV, a Balochi language television channel. On 4 April 2006, 3 months before the channel was due to launch, he went missing when he arrived at Karachi Airport fr...