Latest Paramilitary groups News

Former paramilitary leader Emmanuel Constant is detained by Haitian police at his arrival to the Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Human rights groups have accused Constant of killing and torturing Haitians when he became the leader of the Front for the Advancement and Progress of Haiti after President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s presidency was toppled in 1991. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

US deports ex-paramilitary leader 'Toto' Constant to Haiti

Jun. 23, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Former paramilitary leader Emmanuel Constant was deported from the U.S. on Tuesday and arrested as soon as he landed in Haiti, where he faces murder and torture charges stemming from killings committed during the political upheaval of the 1990s that involved the U.S....

FILE - In this May 28, 2020, file photo provided by the Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, talks during his speech at the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, Philippines. The U.N. human rights office called on the Philippines government in a new report Thursday, June 4, to end all violence targeting suspected drug offenders and to disband private and state-backed paramilitary groups which have caused serious human rights violations in the country.(Ace Morandante/Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division via AP, File)

UN office denounces human rights violations in Philippines

Jun. 4, 2020 3:03 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office called on the Philippine government in a new report Thursday to end all violence targeting suspected drug offenders and to disband private and state-backed paramilitary groups. The U.N. rights office chronicled long-standing concerns about state-backed and...

Myanmar military says police missing after rebel. attack

May. 29, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s military said Friday that 10 members of the paramilitary Border Guard Police are missing along with three of their family members after a predawn attack allegedly by the Arakan Army, an ethnic rebel group. A statement on the website of the Office of the...

Healthcare workers watch as Haitians who were deported from the United States deplane at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. ( AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

30 deported to Haiti, but ex-strongman remains in US

May. 26, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thirty people were deported to Haiti on Tuesday, but a former paramilitary leader accused of murder and torture was not among them as a result of recent discussions with U.S. officials, according to a Haitian government spokesman. The spokesman, Eddy Jackson Alexis, said...

FILE - In this Dec 5, 2012 file photo, Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega, left, and Nicaragua's Army Commander Gen. Julio Cesar Aviles Castillo speak during the closing ceremony of an annual defense course at the

US sanctions top Nicaraguan officials over rights abuses

May. 22, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The U.S. Treasury announced sanctions Friday against two high-ranking Nicaraguan officials for their support of government crackdowns on protesters. The Treasury said in a statement that the measures target Gen. Julio César Avilés Castillo, commander of Nicaragua's army,...

A Kashmiri man douses a fire in a house which was damaged in a gun-battle in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Indian government forces killed two rebels in disputed Kashmir on Tuesday and shut down cellphone and mobile internet services during subsequent anti-India protests, officials and residents said. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

Indian troops kill rebel commander in Kashmir's main city

May. 19, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A rebel commander and his aide were killed in a gunbattle with government forces in Kashmir's main city on Tuesday, officials said, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in the disputed region. Scores of counterinsurgency police and paramilitary soldiers cordoned off a...

Sudan clashes kill 26, including paramilitary forces

May. 13, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Armed clashes in Sudan’s South Kordofan province killed more than two dozen people, including paramilitary troops, over 48 hours, authorities said Wednesday. It marked the third outbreak of violence this month that could derail the country's transition to democracy. The fighting poses a...