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British National Convicted of Sex Crime in Cambodia

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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A Cambodian court has sentenced a British man to a 12-year prison sentence for sexually abusing three underage girls. Michael Julian Leach was arrested last September after he was discovered living with the three girls aged from 10 to 15 at a guest house on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. In addition to his jail […]

Serbs Oppose 27-Year Sentence For Ex-General

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Government officials in Serbia have sharply criticized the United Nations war-crimes tribunal for sentencing a former Yugoslav army chief to 27 years in prison, a punishment they said was too harsh. The U.N. court in The Hague handed down the sentence Tuesday against Momcilo Perisic, who was convicted of murder, war crimes and crimes against […]

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UN War Crimes Court Convicts Ex-Serbian Army General

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 6:56 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations’ war crimes tribunal has sentenced the former chief of staff of the Serbian army to 27 years in prison on charges relating to the war between Bosnia and Croatia after the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. The tribunal at The Hague convicted ex-General Momcilo Perisic on charges of crimes against humanity, due […]

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Hague War Crimes Court: Perisic Trial to Start September 6

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations War Crimes Tribunal says former Yugoslav army chief of staff Momcilo Perisic will go on trial September 6 on charges that include crimes against humanity. Perisic is the most senior Yugoslav military officer indicted by the Hague tribunal. He is charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity for his alleged part […]

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War Crimes Suspect Hadzic Pleads Not Guilty

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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The former leader of Croatia’s ethnic Serbs, Goran Hadzic, has pleaded not guilty at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Hadzic entered his plea Wednesday after refusing to do so during his initial appearance before the court last month. The 52-year-old Hadzic faces 14 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity […]

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New War Crimes Trial Starts for Kosovo Ex-PM

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The former prime minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, is back on trial at the international war crimes tribunal in The Hague, in the court’s first partial retrial for war crimes. Prosecutor Paul Rogers told judges at the opening of the trial Thursday that during the fighting in Kosovo in the late 1990s, victims were murdered […]

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US Presses Sudan On War Crimes Investigation

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States is urging Sudan to allow independent investigators into its Southern Kordofan state after the United Nations reported alleged war crimes there. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, said Tuesday the situation is becoming “increasingly dire” in Southern Kordofan, where forces allied to what were then northern and southern Sudan […]

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UN Reports Possible War Crimes in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. human rights office is calling for an investigation into alleged war crimes committed in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan state. The office said Monday it has received reports of indiscriminate killings, widespread looting, and massive civilian displacement in the state, where forces allied to what were then northern and southern Sudan clashed during June. A […]

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Bangladesh Opens, Adjourns First War Crimes Case

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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A special court in Bangladesh has opened and adjourned its first trial of an Islamist leader accused of war crimes during the country’s 1971 war of independence. Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal opened the trial of 71-year-old Delwar Hossain Sayedee on Wednesday in Dhaka, but immediately adjourned the hearing until August 18 after defense lawyers requested […]

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US Soldier Sentenced to 3 Years for Afghan Slayings

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. military officials have sentenced a soldier accused of killing Afghan civilians to three years in prison. The verdict was announced Friday at the court martial trial of Specialist Adam Winfield at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state . Winfield, who is 23, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and drug use. His rank was […]

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