Story | Sep 24, 2012 | 2:51 PM
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Story | Jan 26, 2012 | 12:30 PMWhy is it that people who violate the U.S. Uniform Code of Military Justice by torturing prisoners do not get punished ("Ex-CIA officer charged over leaks to journalists," Jan. 24), but people who report such crimes to the press get the book thrown at them? The code specifies that it is a crime to violate the Geneva Convention, which bans torture. The convention, like all signed treaties, is considered to be "the highest law of the land" by the U.S. Constitution. The convention also stipulates the obligation that soldiers and others report violations that they witness.
Story | Jan 31, 2012 | 4:38 PM
felipe calderon, guadalajara, mexico, drug war: Mexican President Felipe Calderon has once again clashed with a citizen angry about the effects of the country's drug war, this time during a speech in which a man in the audience shouted, "How many more...
Story | Jan 26, 2012 | 4:39 PM
Sudan Clooney South Sudan war: A coalition of human rights groups conceived by actor George Clooney warns that new satellite photos show grave signs that the Sudanese government is gearing up to attack the Nuba people in the country's South Kordofan...
Story | Jan 24, 2012 | 9:39 PM
Former Guatemalan dictator Gen. Efrain Rios Montt will appear in a civilian court Thursday to face possible prosecution on genocide charges stemming from the army's "scorched earth" civil war campaign of the 1980s.