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Stories with subject: War crimes
  • Bosnian Serb Tolimir died of natural causes in UN detention 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 8:18 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A former Bosnian Serb general who was found dead at the detention unit of the United Nations court that convicted him of genocide died of natural causes.

  • Deportation for man who concealed Bosnian war-era crimes 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 6:53 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A man who came to the U.S. as a refugee from war-torn Bosnia almost two decades ago will be deported for concealing a long criminal past in his home country, including the killing of an elderly Serbian neighbor, a federal judge said Thursday.

  • Final arguments wrapped in Habre trial; verdict in May 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 4:28 pm

    DAKAR, Senegal - The lawyers for former Chad dictator Hissene Habre closed their final statements Thursday by dismissing the credibility of testimony and reports that placed direct blame on the leader for the deaths of thousands during his rule.

  • Bangladesh sentences 2 more to death in 1971 war crimes 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 6:03 am

    NEW DELHI - A special war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh on Tuesday sentenced two more men to death after finding them guilty of killing, kidnapping and looting during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

  • Lithuania opens mass trial for 1991 Soviet crackdown 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 3:34 pm

    VILNIUS, Lithuania - A mass trial has started in Lithuania against 65 former Soviet officials charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity and other offenses for their roles in a violent crackdown on the Baltic country's quest for independence in 1991.

  • ICC judges authorize investigation into Georgia's 2008 war 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 10:43 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - International Criminal Court judges have authorized an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the brief 2008 conflict in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. The investigation is the first full-scale case for ICC prosecutors outside Africa.

  • Germany charges Syrian man for abduction of UN observer 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 10:16 am

    BERLIN - German prosecutors said Friday a 24-year-old Syrian man has been charged with war crimes for allegedly taking part in the kidnapping of a United Nations observer in the Damascus area in 2013.

  • Kosovo Serb politician gets 9 years in prison for war crimes 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 11:23 am

    MITROVICA, Kosovo - An international court on Thursday sentenced a leading Kosovo Serb politician to nine years in prison for war crimes against ethnic Albanian civilians - a ruling that could heighten tensions in the Balkan region and prompted Belgrade to start reconsidering its EU-mediated reconciliation talks with Pristina.

  • Ugandan rebel appearing before judges at pretrial hearing story has photos
    Updated: Jan-21-16 6:59 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Fugitive warlord Joseph Kony's feared militia deliberately targeted civilians in its conflict with Ugandan government forces, murdering indiscriminately, abducting children to turn into killers "steeped in blood," forcing girls and women into "marriages" with fighters and even ordering cannibalism, an International Criminal Court prosecutor said Thursday.

  • Kosovo war crimes court to be based in The Hague 
    Updated: Jan-15-16 11:06 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A special court is being set up in The Hague to prosecute crimes committed by ethnic Albanian rebels during and in the immediate aftermath of Kosovo's war for independence.