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War Crimes Suspect Hadzic Pleads Not Guilty

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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The former leader of Croatia’s ethnic Serbs, Goran Hadzic, has pleaded not guilty at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Hadzic entered his plea Wednesday after refusing to do so during his initial appearance before the court last month. The 52-year-old Hadzic faces 14 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity […]

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New War Crimes Trial Starts for Kosovo Ex-PM

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The former prime minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, is back on trial at the international war crimes tribunal in The Hague, in the court’s first partial retrial for war crimes. Prosecutor Paul Rogers told judges at the opening of the trial Thursday that during the fighting in Kosovo in the late 1990s, victims were murdered […]

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US Presses Sudan On War Crimes Investigation

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States is urging Sudan to allow independent investigators into its Southern Kordofan state after the United Nations reported alleged war crimes there. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, said Tuesday the situation is becoming “increasingly dire” in Southern Kordofan, where forces allied to what were then northern and southern Sudan […]

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UN Reports Possible War Crimes in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. human rights office is calling for an investigation into alleged war crimes committed in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan state. The office said Monday it has received reports of indiscriminate killings, widespread looting, and massive civilian displacement in the state, where forces allied to what were then northern and southern Sudan clashed during June. A […]

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Bangladesh Opens, Adjourns First War Crimes Case

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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A special court in Bangladesh has opened and adjourned its first trial of an Islamist leader accused of war crimes during the country’s 1971 war of independence. Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal opened the trial of 71-year-old Delwar Hossain Sayedee on Wednesday in Dhaka, but immediately adjourned the hearing until August 18 after defense lawyers requested […]

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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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Rights Group: Sri Lankan War Report Whitewashes Alleged Military Abuses

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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An international rights group says a Sri Lankan government report on the country’s recently-ended civil war “whitewashes” evidence of military atrocities against ethnic Tamils. New York-based Human Rights Watch said Tuesday the Sri Lankan report is “another feeble attempt” to convince the world that government troops committed no crimes in their 2009 defeat of Tamil […]

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Sri Lanka Admits to Civilian Deaths During War

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Sri Lanka has acknowledged for the first time that civilians may have been killed in the last phase of the country’s quarter-century-long civil war against the Tamil Tiger rebels. A defense ministry report released Monday said although the military followed a “zero civilian casualty policy,” it was impossible to avoid such casualties given the magnitude […]

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Sri Lanka Admits to Civilian Deaths During War

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Sri Lanka has acknowledged for the first time that civilians may have been killed in the last phase of the country’s quarter-century-long civil war against the Tamil Tiger rebels. A defense ministry report released Monday said although the military followed a “zero civilian casualty policy,” it was impossible to avoid such casualties given the magnitude […]

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