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War Crimes Trial Begins in Bangladesh

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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The first war crimes trial stemming from Bangladesh’s 1971 war for independence from Pakistan has begun. The trial of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a senior leader in the opposition Islamic Jamaat-e-Islami party, got under way Sunday in the capital, Dhaka. Among the charges against Sayedee are crimes against humanity, genocide, rape and murder. If found guilty, […]

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War Crimes Trial Begins in Bangladesh

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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The first war crimes trial stemming from Bangladesh’s 1971 war for independence from Pakistan has begun. The trial of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a top leader in the Islamic Jamaat-e-Islami party, got underway Sunday in the capital, Dhaka. Among the charges against Sayedee are crimes against humanity, genocide, rape, and murder. If found guilty, the 71-year-old […]

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War Crimes Prosecutor May Trim Indictment Against Mladic

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The chief prosecutor for the U.N. war crimes tribunal has announced he is considering dropping some of the charges against Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic in order to speed up his case. Serge Brammertz said Wednesday his prosecution team is looking at ways to accelerate the trial due to concerns about Mladic’s failing health. Last […]

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Hague Tribunal Rules Out Dual War Crimes Trials for Mladic

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Judges at The Hague have rejected a request to split the war crimes trial for ex-Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic into two separate trials. The court said Thursday that splitting the indictment could prejudice Mladic, make the proceedings less manageable and unduly burden witnesses. Prosecutors requested the separate trials, fearing Mladic will not be […]

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Bangladesh War Crimes Tribunal Indicts Islamic Leader

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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A special court in Bangladesh has charged an Islamic leader with committing war crimes during the country’s 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. The tribunal in Dhaka Monday indicted 71-year-old Delwar Hossain Sayedee on 20 counts of murder, rape, looting, arson and forcibly converting Hindus to Islam. Sayedee, a senior leader of Bangladesh’s Jamaat-e-Islami party, […]

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Bangladesh War Crimes Tribunal Indicts Islamic Leader

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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A special court in Bangladesh has charged an Islamic leader with committing war crimes during the country’s 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. The tribunal on Monday indicted 71-year-old Delwar Hossain Sayedee on 20 counts of murder, rape, arson and forcibly converting Hindus to Islam. Sayedee, a senior leader of Bangladesh’s Jamaat-e-Islami party, is accused […]

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Former Rwandan Ministers Cleared of Genocide

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A United Nations war crimes court has acquitted two former Rwandan ministers of charges they played key roles in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide . Following Friday’s verdict, former Health Minister Casimir Bizimungu and former Foreign Minister Jerome-Clement Bicamumpaka were granted their freedom after being jailed for 12 years. Their trial began in 2003. Bizimungu told reporters […]

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Kosovo War Crimes Trial Witness Found Dead

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A major protected witness in a Kosovo war crimes trial has been found dead in a park in Germany. German police say there are all indications that Agim Zogaj hanged himself, but say the investigation and autopsy are underway. Zogaj was a protected witness for the prosecution in the war crimes trial against ethnic-Albanian rebel […]

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Sunken World War II Merchant Ship Found

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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A 1941 casualty of war has been located off the coast of Britain. The British merchant ship was torpedoed by a German U-boat while carrying 200 tons of silver. The silver was to help fund the British war effort. Odyssey Marine — an American underwater salvage firm — announced Monday it had located the S.S.Gairsoppa […]

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Mexico Killing Tied to Internet Anti Drug Posting

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 4:46 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican police say killing of a woman journalist whose decapitated body was found near the U.S. border appears to be the work of a violent drug cartel. Police believe the victim, Marisol Marcia Castaneda was killed in retaliation for her anti-drug postings on a social media site. Castaneda was an editor with the Nuevo Laredo […]

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