News Analysis: U.S. Plan for New Afghan Force Revives Fears of Militia Abuses

A proposed force billed as an affordable supplement to the struggling Afghan Army is raising concerns that it would amount to another abusive militia. Source: World

Police and Protesters Clash Over Disappearance of Argentine Activist

Santiago Maldonado’s disappearance has transfixed Argentines and emerged as a flash point in the coming legislative election. Source: World

Journalist’s Footage Shows Iraqi Forces Torturing Civilians, ABC Report Says

Video taken by Ali Arkady and shared with the news network appears to show uniformed Iraqi forces beating Iraqi civilians. Source: World

Chinese Rights Lawyer, Li Heping, Gets Suspended Prison Sentence

The sentence effectively prevents Mr. Li, who has represented some of China’s best-known dissidents and activists, from practicing law in the near future, rights groups said. Source: World

China’s Death Penalty Is Still Veiled in Secrecy, Amnesty Says

An Amnesty International report adds to the debate about how much to trust Beijing’s claims that it has sharply cut the number of prisoners it executes. Source: World

U.N. Official Demands Inquiry Into Kim Jong-nam’s Death

The investigator’s remarks essentially expanded the assassination of the estranged older sibling of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, into a human rights issue. Source: World

As Albania Reckons With Its Communist Past, Critics Say It’s Too Late

Citizens will finally be able to read their secret police files, but accountability and reconciliation remain elusive. Source: World

Congolese Soldiers Reportedly Fire on Unarmed Civilians

Footage shared by human rights activists appeared to show soldiers killing unarmed civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Source: World