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Defiant Mladic Goes on Trial at The Hague

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Bosnian Serb wartime general Ratko Mladic went on trial at The Hague Wednesday, the first day in the long-awaited war crimes trial in which the defiant 70-year-old taunted the families of victims. International prosecutors have indicted Mladic on 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including genocide, committed during the early 1990s in […]

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Charles Taylor Tells Court: ‘I Sympathize with Victims of Sierra Leone Civil War’

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Liberian president Charles Taylor told judges at his sentencing hearing Wednesday in the Netherlands he has “deepest sympathies” for those who suffered during Sierra Leone’s brutal, decade-long civil war. But Taylor stopped short of admitting any wrongdoing or apologizing for atrocities committed by rebels he armed in exchange for so-called “blood diamonds,” mined in […]

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Defiant Mladic Goes on Trial at The Hague

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Prosecutors are making their case against the infamous military commander blamed for helping engineer the genocide of Bosnian Muslims two decades ago. Former Bosnian Serb army commander General Ratko Mladic gave a thumbs-up and clapped his hands as he entered the courtroom at The Hague. The defiant 70-year-old taunted survivors, looking at one Muslim woman […]

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Charles Taylor Speaks at War Crimes Trial Sentencing

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Former Liberian president Charles Taylor has said he has “deepest sympathies” for those who suffered during Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war — but stopped short of apologizing for atrocities committed by rebels he armed in exchange for diamonds. Instead, Taylor told judges in The Hague Wednesday that his actions during the bloody conflict were “done […]

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Defiant Mladic Goes on Trial at The Hague

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Prosecutors are making their case against the infamous military commander blamed for helping engineer genocide two decades ago in Bosnia-Herzegovina Former Bosnian-Serb Army Commander General Ratko Mladic gave a thumbs-up and clapped his hands as he entered the courtroom at The Hague. The defiant 70-year-old taunted survivors, looking at one Muslim woman and running his […]

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Charles Taylor Takes Stand in Sentencing Phase of War Crimes Trial

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Former Liberian President Charles Taylor has taken the stand in his own defense at a U.N.-backed tribunal, as judges heard oral arguments Wednesday in the sentencing phase of his war crimes trial. Taylor said the Hague-based court “did not have the full contextual picture” of his case when it found him guilty last month on […]

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Mladic Trial Opens at The Hague

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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The trial of former Bosnian-Serb Army Commander General Ratko Mladic has started at a United Nations tribunal in the Hague, 20 years after the Bosnian war began. Prosecutor Dermot Groome said Wednesday the army chief’s goal was to ethnically cleanse parts of Bosnia of non-Serbs. Mladic is facing 11 charges, including genocide, war crimes and […]

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Judges to Hear Oral Arguments in Charles Taylor Sentencing

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is expected to speak in his own defense on Wednesday as judges hear oral arguments in the sentencing phase of his war crimes trial. The U.N.-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone last month found Taylor guilty on 11 counts of crimes against humanity, including acts of terrorism, murder and rape. […]

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Charles Taylor’s Lawyers Say Proposed Sentence is Vindictive

Posted May 11th, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Lawyers for Charles Taylor are protesting the 80-year jail sentence being sought by prosecutors after Taylor’s conviction for crimes against humanity. Taylor’s attorneys on Friday filed documents saying the proposed sentence is “vindictive” and places too much of the blame for Sierra Leone’s wartime atrocities on the former Liberian president. Taylor’s sentence is due to […]

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Suspected Bali Bomber Apologizes to Victims

Posted May 7th, 2012 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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An Islamic militant accused of making the bombs used in the 2002 Bali nightclub attacks has apologized to victims and their families. During emotional testimony at his trial Monday, Umar Patek said he played only a small role in the attacks that killed 202 people, and did not know nightclubs were the target. Patek faces […]

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