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Stories with subject: War crimes
  • new storyBangladesh upholds opposition leader's death sentence 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 2:58 am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for an influential opposition leader and an aide to a former prime minister for his role in mass killings during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

  • Rights group: South Sudan troops committed war crimes 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 9:25 am

    JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudanese troops committed war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity by killing and raping civilians during an offensive in rebel-held parts of the country's Unity State, an international human rights group said Wednesday.

  • Judge: Croatian woman can be extradited on war crime charges 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 3:31 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - A Croatian woman can be extradited to Bosnia to face war crimes charges after living for years in Kentucky, a federal judge has ruled.

  • Man pleads guilty to concealing Bosnian war past to enter US 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 3:26 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A Minnesota man pleaded guilty Thursday to concealing his military service during the Bosnian war and a lengthy criminal history - including a conviction for shooting and killing a neighbor - when he entered the country.

  • Israel to open dialogue with International Criminal Court 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 1:28 pm

    JERUSALEM - An Israeli newspaper says Israel has decided to open talks with the International Criminal Court over its preliminary investigation into Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip last year.

  • Australia extradites suspected Serb war criminal to Croatia story has photos
    Updated: Jul-08-15 10:34 am

    ZAGREB, Croatia - A former Serb paramilitary commander during the 1990s Balkan wars was extradited Wednesday from Australia to Croatia to face war crimes charges, authorities said.

  • Ex-Bosnian guard extradited to face war-crimes charges 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 5:10 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - A former Bosnian prison camp guard living in the U.S. has been extradited to his native country to face war-crimes charges, including that he beat civilian detainees with a baton and a rifle and forced some detainees to crawl on the ground naked and eat grass where others had urinated.

  • UN rights body backs call for accountability in Gaza war story has photos
    Updated: Jul-03-15 4:07 pm

    BERLIN - The U.N.'s top human rights body backed calls Friday for accountability in last year's conflict in Gaza, in which hundreds of Palestinian civilians and six Israeli civilians were killed.

  • Vermont man found guilty of lying about war gets new trial 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 4:58 pm

    BURLINGTON, Vermont - A man who was found guilty of lying about his participation in war crimes that occurred during the 1992 Bosnia-Herzegovina conflict will receive a new trial.

  • Russia won't call Srebrenica a genocide but many others do 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 6:31 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Western nations and Russia may be dueling over whether the U.N. Security Council should call the Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian war an act of genocide but at Wednesday's General Assembly commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Europe's worst mass killing since World War II there was no doubt.

  • Former Sri Lankan strongman will run for parliamentary seat 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 5:58 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Former Sri Lankan strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa, defeated in this year's presidential election, said Wednesday that he's re-entering politics and contesting a Parliament seat in August.

  • UN: Islamic State destruction of heritage sites a war crime 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 11:16 am

    BERLIN - The U.N.'s cultural agency said Monday the destruction of antiquities and heritage sites in conflict zones by the Islamic State and other extremist groups could amount to war crimes.