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Stories with subject: Genocides
  • UN experts call for fairness in Guatemala genocide trial 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 1:05 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Two U.N. experts are appealing to Guatemala's judicial authorities to "prevent any further attempt at interference, obstruction of justice or manipulation of the law" in the genocide trial of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt and a former intelligence chief.

  • For Guatemala ex-dictator, trial but no punishment story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 5:31 pm

    GUATEMALA CITY - Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt can stand trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity - but can't be sentenced because the 89-year-old suffers from dementia, according to a court's decision announced Tuesday.

  • Top woman leader of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge dies at 83 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 7:52 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Ieng Thirith, a Khmer Rouge leader who was the highest-ranking woman in the genocidal regime that oversaw the death of nearly 2 million Cambodians in the late 1970s, died Saturday, according to her family and U.N. officials. She was 83 years old.

  • Genocide charges filed over violence in southeastern Congo 
    Updated: Aug-15-15 1:20 pm

    KINSHASA, Congo - A court in southeastern Congo has charged 34 people with genocide in connection with ethnic violence that has killed hundreds over the past two years, the country's government spokesman said Saturday.

  • Sudan's president, facing charges, scheduled to speak at UN 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 6:29 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, who faces international war crimes and genocide charges, is on a provisional list of speakers at a U.N. summit of world leaders in late September. If he speaks, al-Bashir would be the first head of state to address the General Assembly while facing charges by the International Criminal Court.