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Suriname amnesty law threatens President's trial for human rights violations

Headline Title:  Suriname amnesty law threatens President's trial 23 March 2012 Suriname's parliament must reject a proposed amnesty law that would allow the country's president to escape investigation for past gross human rights violations, Amnesty International said today.The long-delayed trial of President Dési Bouterse, who is accused of abducting and killing opponents in December 1982 while he was military leader, could be scrapped if the amnesty law is passed. The proposal will be debated in parliament today.Bouterse was elected president in 2010 but is accused of human…

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