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Mutiny Trial Begins for 8 Former Serbian Special Police

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Eight former members of an elite police squad loyal to the late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic have gone on trial in Belgrade for their roles in a 2001 mutiny. The charges against members of the once-feared Red Beret police stem from their refusal to arrest Serb suspects wanted by international investigators for war crimes allegedly […]

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Rights Group: Bangladesh Mutiny Suspects Are Being Tortured

Posted July 4th, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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A leading international rights group says suspects accused of involvement in Bangladesh’s 2009 border guard mutiny are being subjected to widespread abuse, torture and deaths in custody. The 2009 revolt resulted in the deaths of 74 people, including 57 army officers. The mutineers said they were protesting low pay and other grievances. More than 4,000 […]

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Australian Historian Uncovers Mutiny on World War II US Base

Posted February 10th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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An Australian scholar says he has uncovered evidence that African-American soldiers staged a mutiny to protest racial abuse while stationed in Australia during World War II. Ray Holyoak, a historian at Australia’s James Cook University, says 600 black soldiers were deployed to the northern state of Queensland in 1942 to help build an airfield outside […]

Retired Officer Charged in Papua New Guinea Mutiny

Posted January 29th, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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A retired army officer who tried to tried to overthrow the Papua New Guinea government last week appeared in court on Sunday and was charged with mutiny. Police say retired colonel Yaura Sasa was arrested late Saturday. Sasa and a group of around 30 armed rebel soldiers placed the military’s top commander under house arrest […]

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Papua New Guinea PM Says Military Mutiny Over

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says that a mutiny led by a retired military commander is over and that the government has regained control of its defense headquarters. Yaura Sasa and a group of around 30 armed rebel soldiers placed the country’s top commander under house arrest in a bloodless, pre-dawn mutiny early […]

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Rebel Leader Demands Return of Former Papua New Guinea PM

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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A retired military commander who claims to have taken over Papua New Guinea’s armed forces has given a seven-day deadline for the government to re-instate former Prime Minister Michael Somare. Reports say Yaura Sasa and a group of heavily-armed rebel soldiers seized a military barracks in the capital, Port Moresby, on Thursday before taking over […]

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Bangladeshi Court Jails More Border Guards for 2009 Mutiny

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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A Bangladeshi court has sentenced another 182 border guards to prison for their role in a deadly 2009 mutiny that killed 74 people, mostly commanding officers. The special court in Dhaka said Monday it handed a maximum seven-year jail term to 20 of the border guards and imposed shorter sentences on the others. Five guards […]

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Rights Group: Bangladesh Should Ensure Fair Trial for Mutiny Suspects

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch is calling on Bangladesh to stop mass trials for the hundreds of border guards accused in the 2009 mutiny that left 74 people dead. The New York-based rights group says that those responsible for the deadly mutiny should be held accountable, but in military and civilian courts that meet international fair trial […]

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Bangladesh Indicts 430 People in Connection with 2009 Mutiny

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A Bangladeshi court on Wednesday indicted 430 people in connection with a 2009 deadly mutiny among border guards. The suspects appeared before a special court set up in the capital, Dhaka, to try the mutineers. Metropolitan Sessions Judge Zahurul Haque read out charges against the accused, including murder, arson and looting. They pleaded not guilty. […]

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Bangladesh Jails 657 Border Guards for Mutiny

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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A Bangladesh court has sentenced 657 border guards to up to seven years in prison for their involvement in a 2009 mutiny that left 74 people dead. A special court set up in the capital, Dhaka, to try the mutineers issued the verdicts Monday. Officials say 108 guards were jailed for the maximum seven years, […]

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