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Bosnian Court Orders Record Sentences for Srebrenica Killings

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 2:25 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 one of the men to 43 years in prison; two were given 40-year sentences; and […]

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US Deports Bosnian Serb War Crimes Suspect

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has deported to Bosnia-Herzegovina a former Bosnian-Serb police commander, wanted in his native country on war crimes charges for atrocities against non-Serbs. Dejan Radojkovic arrived in Bosnia’s capital Sarajevo Thursday. He was escorted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who handed him over to Bosnian law enforcement officials. The 61-year old […]

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Sri Lanka Marks End of War Anniversary

Posted May 19th, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Sri Lanka marked the third anniversary of the military victory over the Tamil Tiger rebels Saturday. Fighter jets flew over the capital, Colombo, while thousands of troops paraded in the streets flanked by tanks and other weaponry to celebrate the 2009 end to the 26-year civil war. In an address to the nation, Sri Lanka’s […]

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ICC Prosecutor to Seek Long Sentence Congolese Warlord

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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The top prosecutor for the International Criminal Court says he will seek “close to the maximum” sentence for Thomas Lubanga, the Congolese warlord convicted of recruiting and using child soldiers. ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo spoke at The Hague Thursday, a day after the court convicted Lubanga of war crimes in its first verdict since being […]

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Charles Taylor to Hear Verdict April 26

Posted March 1st, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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The court trying former Liberian president Charles Taylor for war crimes says it will hand down its verdicts next month. The U.N.-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone said Thursday it will announce April 26 whether Taylor is guilty on 11 counts of murder, rape, recruiting child soldiers and other charges. Taylor is accused of arming […]

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Australian Historian Uncovers Mutiny on World War II US Base

Posted February 10th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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An Australian scholar says he has uncovered evidence that African-American soldiers staged a mutiny to protest racial abuse while stationed in Australia during World War II. Ray Holyoak, a historian at Australia’s James Cook University, says 600 black soldiers were deployed to the northern state of Queensland in 1942 to help build an airfield outside […]

Bangladesh Jails Islamist Charged With War Crimes

Posted January 11th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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A tribunal has jailed the former chief of Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party while he awaits trial on war crimes charges. 89-year-old Ghulam Azam is accused of collaborating with Pakistan’s army in carrying out murders and rapes during Bangladesh’s war of independence from Pakistan. He was head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party. On Wednesday, the government’s […]

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Bosnian Serb Woman Arrested for Suspected War Crimes

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Bosnia-Herzegovina have arrested a Bosnian Serb woman suspected of committing brutal crimes against non-Serbs during the war in the Balkans in the 1990s. Officials said Wednesday the woman was detained in the northern Bosnian town of Brcko. Local media have identified her as Monika Ilic. She was a wartime girlfriend of Goran Jelisic, […]

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Sri Lanka Panel Clears Military of Civilian Deaths

Posted December 16th, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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A Sri Lankan war commission has cleared the military of deliberately targeting civilians in the final stages of the country’s civil war. The government-appointed Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission said it was “satisfied” security forces had taken precautions to keep civilian casualties to a minimum. The 440-page report was presented to parliament Friday. The commission […]

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Sri Lanka Tallying Civilian Deaths From Civil War

Posted November 24th, 2011 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Sri Lanka’s defense secretary says the government is counting how many civilians were killed in the final months of the country’s civil war, but that the number of dead will be far too small to constitute war crimes by the Sri Lankan military. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa made the announcement Thursday, after the government acknowledged for the […]

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