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# dictatorship - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Philippine lawmakers vote to slash annual funding for human rights commission to just €16

“This leads us on a direct path to dictatorship,” Senator Francis Pangilinan said.

# dictatorship - Saturday 1 April, 2017

Activist shot dead as protesters storm government building in Paraguay

Offices were ransacked and 30 people were injured as a demonstration turned violent.

# dictatorship - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Grandmother finds stolen grandson after 35-year search

The 83-year-old woman is the head of the Argentinian organisation which tracks down babies stolen during the military dictatorship.

# dictatorship - Friday 25 April, 2014

Argentina want to try a Spanish Fascist-era policeman accused of torture, but Spain won't extradite him

Jesus Munecas is accused of torturing a prisoner during the country’s 36-year Franco-led dictatorship.

# dictatorship - Sunday 9 March, 2014

It's election day in North Korea and people have one option: 'Yes'.

In the absence of any competing candidates, voters are simply required to mark “Yes” next to the name on the ballot sheet.

# dictatorship - Friday 10 January, 2014

Matt Cooper describes 'outpouring of joy' from crowd upon appearance of Kim Jong-Un

The broadcaster spoke to The Last Word on Today FM from Beijing after spending four days in North Korea.

# dictatorship - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Identifying victims of Argentina's 'Dirty War'

This month marks 30 years since the end of the bloody dictatorship – but thousands are still missing.

# dictatorship - Thursday 21 March, 2013

Nobel peace laureate says Pope Francis was not complicit in 'Dirty War'

“He was not complicit with the dictatorship, he did not collaborate,” says human rights activist and Nobel laureate Adolfo Perez Esquivel.

# dictatorship - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Pinochet will leaves everything to his family

The family had requested the document remain private, but investigators are trying to find what happened to around €20 million the dictator had hidden away before he died.

# dictatorship - Friday 6 January, 2012

Belarus clamps down on access to ‘blacklisted’ websites

President Alexander Lukashenko formalises laws which bar the country’s businessman from using outside online resources.

# dictatorship - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Chile accused of airbrushing history as textbooks drop Pinochet 'dictatorship'

The country’s education minister has ruled that the rule of Augusto Pinochet is not a “dictatorship” but a “military regime”.

# dictatorship - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

The 10 strangest photographs from Kim Jong-Il's funeral North Korea This post contains images

The 10 strangest photographs from Kim Jong-Il's funeral

The funeral of the North Korean dictator has been taking place in Pyongyang today. Here’s a round-up of the 10 most grabbing photographs from it.

# dictatorship - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

What's going to happen at Kim Jong-Il's funeral tomorrow?

The funeral of the former leader of North Korea, who has been lying in state since he died on 17 December, is expected to see mass grief from mourners.

# dictatorship - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Remains of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda to be exhumed

The poet and politician died in 1973 at the age 69 in a clinic in Santiago – but now Chile’s Communisty Party is asking for his remains to be exhumed to see if he has been poisoned.

# dictatorship - Thursday 27 October, 2011

Argentina's Angel of Death sentenced to life in prison over 'dirty war' crimes

The former navy spy is one of a dozen former officers jailed for life over crimes committed during military junta of the 70s and 80s.