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# Dictatorship

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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.
Activist shot dead as protesters storm government building in Paraguay
Offices were ransacked and 30 people were injured as a demonstration turned violent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Identifying victims of Argentina's 'Dirty War'
This month marks 30 years since the end of the bloody dictatorship – but thousands are still missing.
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.
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.
Belarus clamps down on access to ‘blacklisted’ websites
President Alexander Lukashenko formalises laws which bar the country’s businessman from using outside online resources.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.