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Former Sri Lankan Commander Accused of War Crimes

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Two advocacy groups have asked Switzerland to charge a former Sri Lankan army commander with war crimes. The two Swiss-based groups — the Society for Threatened Peoples and Track Impunity Always — filed a criminal complaint against Jagath Dias with Switzerland’s attorney general. The allegations accuse him of ordering the bombing of civilians and hospitals […]

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Croatian Generals Appeal War Crimes Convictions

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague says two Croatian generals convicted of war crimes against ethnic Serbs in Croatia in 1995 have appealed their prison sentences. Lawyers for generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac filed the appeals Monday by electronic mail. Croatian news media reported Tuesday that Gotovina’s defense team is seeking […]

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Italian Parliament Rejects Hate Crimes Law Protecting Gays

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The human rights group Amnesty International says Italy wasted an opportunity when its parliament rejected a bill to include attacks on homosexuals and transsexuals as hate crimes. Amnesty said Tuesday that lawmakers failed to take a step in the right direction. It called on Italian authorities and politicians to set an example by promoting equality […]

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Last Yugoslav War Crimes Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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The former leader of Croatia’s ethnic Serbs has refused to enter a plea during his first appearance at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in the Hague. Goran Hadzic faces 14 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for his involvement in the Balkans’ conflict of the early 1990s. The 52-year-old was arrested last […]

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Last Yugoslav War Crimes Suspect Faces Court

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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The former leader of Croatia’s ethnic Serbs is set to face a United Nations war crimes tribunal Monday to hear charges of murdering hundreds of people during the Balkans conflict in the early 1990s. Goran Hadzic faces 14 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The 52-year-old was arrested last week and extradited to […]

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Hague Tribunal Jails Serbia’s Extradited Goran Hadzic

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Goran Hadzic, the former leader of Croatia’s ethnic Serbs, was jailed at the United Nations detention center at The Hague Friday after being extradited from Serbia earlier in the day. Hadzic disappeared in 2004 when the Hague tribunal in the Netherlands indicted him on 14 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity during the […]

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Serbia Hands over Former Serb Leader to War Crimes Tribunal

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Serbia has extradited the former leader of Croatia’s ethnic Serbs, Goran Hadzic, to the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague . Serbia’s justice minister made the announcement on Friday. Hadzic’s lawyer, Toma Fila, told reporters a day earlier in Belgrade that his client had waived the right to appeal extradition. The 52-year-old Hadzic led […]

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Amnesty Int. Reveals War Crimes Impact on Somali Children

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International says the systematic recruitment of child soldiers, many of them under the age of 15, is escalating in Somalia. In a report released Wednesday, the rights group says Somali children risk death all the time. It says children recruited as soldiers are injured and killed, and those separated from parents are forced to […]

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Serbia Arrests Last Fugitive Sought by UN Tribunal

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Serbia has arrested Goran Hadzic, the last remaining fugitive sought by the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal. Serbian President Boris Tadic says Hadzic was arrested Wednesday morning in the mountainous region of Fruska Gora, about 65 kilometers north of Belgrade. Hadzic led Croatia’s rebel Serbs during the war in the 1990s. He disappeared in 2004 […]

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Serbia Arrests Last Remaining Fugitive Sought by UN Tribunal

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Serbian authorities say they have apprehended Goran Hadzic, the only remaining fugitive sought by the United Nations war crimes tribunal. Serbian President Boris Tadic confirmed that Hadzic was arrested Wednesday morning in the mountainous region of Fruska Gora, about 65 kilometers north of Belgrade. The leader of Croatia’s rebel Serbs during the country’s conflict in […]

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