The US Justice Department is investigating Chicago police following allegations of brutality including the 2014 death of a suspect shot 16 times. Activists say police abuse in Chicago stretches back decades. DW visited one of the victims.
Rights groups have condemned the alleged torture and sexual abuse of two Christian youths by investigating officials. The latest blasphemy controversy highlights the plight and vulnerability of Pakistani Christians.
Pope Francis has arrived in Chile, kicking off a week-long Latin America trip. He's due to meet with indigenous peoples and victims of the dictatorship. Activists are demanding he also address the issue of priest abuse.
The Taliban have issued a letter seeking to end the brutal, protracted bloodshed in Afghanistan through dialogue. Experts say it is a reaction to increased US airstrikes against the group and pressure on Pakistan.
A court in Chile has convicted three ex-intelligence agents of the 1974 murder of a leftist leader during the Pinochet military dictatorship. Thousands of opponents were systematically exterminated by the brutal regime.
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