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Charles Taylor Appeals War Crimes Case

Posted January 22nd, 2013 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Former Liberian president Charles Taylor is appealing his war crimes conviction and 50-year sentence for acts of terrorism, murder, rape and recruiting child soldiers during Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war. The U.N.-backed Special Court of Sierra Leone in The Hague began hearing two days of oral arguments Tuesday. Taylor’s lawyers argued for eliminating or shortening […]

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Bangladesh War Tribunal Sentences Cleric to Death

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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Bangladesh’s war tribunal has sentenced an Islamic cleric to death for what court calls crimes against humanity for his actions during the country’s 1971 war for independence from Pakistan. Abul Kalam Azad, tried in absentia because he has been on the run for about a year, is the first person to be convicted by the […]

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UN War Crimes Court Upholds Bosnian Serb Convictions

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A United Nations war crimes court has upheld the convictions of two Bosnian Serbs accused of killing more than 100 people during the Balkans conflict of the 1990s. The appeals court on Tuesday affirmed the life sentence of Milan Lukic, a founding member of a group known as the White Eagles, or the Avengers, which […]

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Kosovo Celebrates War Crimes Acquittal of Former PM, Serbia Angry

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Kosovars are celebrating a U.N. court’s acquittal of former prime minister Ramush Haradinaj and two of his associates of war crimes, while Serbia has expressed outrage at the verdict. The Hague-based International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on Thursday cleared Haradinaj, Idriz Balaj and Lahi Brahimaj of all charges and ordered their immediate release. […]

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UN War Crimes Tribunal Acquits Former Kosovo PM

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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A United Nations tribunal has acquitted former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj and two associates of war crimes. Prosecutors had alleged that during the fighting in Kosovo in the late 1990s, the men were part of a joint enterprise that abducted and tortured 16 civilians, and ultimately killed eight of them. Haradinaj was a former […]

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Acquitted Generals Return to Hero’s Welcome in Croatia

Posted November 16th, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Two Croatian generals have arrived in Zagreb to a hero’s welcome after a United Nations court in The Hague cleared them of war crimes against Serbs during a key battle for Croatia’s independence. Tens of thousands of people waving Croatian flags and singing nationalist songs gathered in Croatia’s capital Friday evening where generals Ante Gotovina […]

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UN Court Overturns Convictions of Croat Generals

Posted November 16th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Appeals judges at the U.N. Yugoslav war crimes court have overturned the convictions of two former Croatian generals on charges of war crimes committed during the 1991-to-1995 Balkans war. The Hague court acquitted Ante Gotovian and Mladen Markac Friday. Gotovian and Markac, were sentenced to 24 and 18 years, respectively, in 2011. They lengthy prison […]

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11th Anniversary for Afghan War

Posted October 7th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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October 7 marks the 11th anniversary of the beginning of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan. It has lasted longer than any other war in U.S. history. More than 3,000 international coalition troops have died in the war, including 2,000 Americans. Far more Afghan civilians have died. The war was triggered by the terrorist attacks on […]

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US, S. Korea Launch Live-Fire Military Drills North of Seoul

Posted June 22nd, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean and U.S. warplanes fired rockets and dropped bombs on mock targets near the North Korean border Friday, in some of the largest live-fire maneuvers since the end of the Korean War. U.S. tanks and Apache helicopters pounded targets at Pocheon, as some 2,000 U.S. paratroopers and South Korean combat troops maneuvered nearby. “We […]

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Bosnian Court Orders Record Sentences for Srebrenica Killings

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A war crimes court in Bosnia-Herzegovina has handed down the harshest sentences yet to four former members of the Bosnian Serb Army, who were convicted of taking part in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The court in Sarajevo on Friday sentenced Stanko Kojic to 43 years in prison. Franc Kos and Zoran Goronja were handed down […]

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