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Hague Tribunal Rules Out Dual War Crimes Trials for Mladic

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Judges at The Hague have rejected a request to split the war crimes trial for ex-Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic into two separate trials. The court said Thursday that splitting the indictment could prejudice Mladic, make the proceedings less manageable and unduly burden witnesses. Prosecutors requested the separate trials, fearing Mladic will not be […]

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Bangladesh War Crimes Tribunal Indicts Islamic Leader

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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A special court in Bangladesh has charged an Islamic leader with committing war crimes during the country’s 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. The tribunal in Dhaka Monday indicted 71-year-old Delwar Hossain Sayedee on 20 counts of murder, rape, looting, arson and forcibly converting Hindus to Islam. Sayedee, a senior leader of Bangladesh’s Jamaat-e-Islami party, […]

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Bangladesh War Crimes Tribunal Indicts Islamic Leader

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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A special court in Bangladesh has charged an Islamic leader with committing war crimes during the country’s 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. The tribunal on Monday indicted 71-year-old Delwar Hossain Sayedee on 20 counts of murder, rape, arson and forcibly converting Hindus to Islam. Sayedee, a senior leader of Bangladesh’s Jamaat-e-Islami party, is accused […]

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Former Rwandan Ministers Cleared of Genocide

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A United Nations war crimes court has acquitted two former Rwandan ministers of charges they played key roles in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide . Following Friday’s verdict, former Health Minister Casimir Bizimungu and former Foreign Minister Jerome-Clement Bicamumpaka were granted their freedom after being jailed for 12 years. Their trial began in 2003. Bizimungu told reporters […]

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Kosovo War Crimes Trial Witness Found Dead

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A major protected witness in a Kosovo war crimes trial has been found dead in a park in Germany. German police say there are all indications that Agim Zogaj hanged himself, but say the investigation and autopsy are underway. Zogaj was a protected witness for the prosecution in the war crimes trial against ethnic-Albanian rebel […]

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EU Judge Puts Kosovo Lawmaker Under House Arrest

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Kosovo parliament member and ruling party politician Fatmir Limaj has been ordered to to spend one month under house arrest, by an EU judge, while he awaits trial on charges of war crimes and fraud. Limaj, an ethnic Albanian and former Kosovo rebel leader, is accused of ordering the execution of two captured Serb policemen […]

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Croatian President Says No Innocents Will Be Convicted of War Crimes

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatian President Ivo Josipovic says Croatia will work to ensure that no one who is innocent will be convicted of war crimes. His comments Wednesday came after a Serbian court indicted more than 40 people for alleged crimes committed in the eastern Croatian town of Vukovar during the Balkan conflict of the 1990s. In an […]

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Croatian President Says No Innocents Will Be Convicted of War Crimes

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatian President Ivo Josipovic says Croatia will work to ensure that no one who is innocent will be convicted of war crimes. His comments Wednesday came after a Serbian court indicted more than 40 people for alleged crimes committed in the eastern Croatian town of Vukovar during the Baltic conflict of the 1990s. In an […]

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UN Prosecutor Urges Probe of Fugitives’ Delayed Capture

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The chief United Nations war crimes prosecutor has urged Serbian officials to investigate how two war crimes suspects managed to remain on the run for so long. In a meeting with Serbian President Boris Tadic Tuesday, Serge Brammertz praised Belgrade for turning in former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic and Goran Hadzic, the former […]

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Amnesty: Libyan War Threatens Spiral of Abuses

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 10:01 pm (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International says both sides in the Libyan conflict have committed war crimes and the country risks descending into a bloody cycle of attacks and reprisals unless the interim government establishes order. In a report released Tuesday, the London-based rights group said that while forces loyal to former leader Moammar Gadhafi committed widespread war crimes, […]

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