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Sri Lanka Admits to Civilian Deaths During War

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 11:30 am (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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Last Yugoslav War Crimes Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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The former leader of Croatia’s ethnic Serbs has refused to enter a plea during his first appearance at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in the Hague. Goran Hadzic faces 14 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for his involvement in the Balkans’ conflict of the early 1990s. The 52-year-old was arrested last […]

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Last Yugoslav War Crimes Suspect Faces Court

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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The former leader of Croatia’s ethnic Serbs is set to face a United Nations war crimes tribunal Monday to hear charges of murdering hundreds of people during the Balkans conflict in the early 1990s. Goran Hadzic faces 14 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The 52-year-old was arrested last week and extradited to […]

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Hague Tribunal Jails Serbia’s Extradited Goran Hadzic

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Goran Hadzic, the former leader of Croatia’s ethnic Serbs, was jailed at the United Nations detention center at The Hague Friday after being extradited from Serbia earlier in the day. Hadzic disappeared in 2004 when the Hague tribunal in the Netherlands indicted him on 14 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity during the […]

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Serbia Hands over Former Serb Leader to War Crimes Tribunal

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Serbia has extradited the former leader of Croatia’s ethnic Serbs, Goran Hadzic, to the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague . Serbia’s justice minister made the announcement on Friday. Hadzic’s lawyer, Toma Fila, told reporters a day earlier in Belgrade that his client had waived the right to appeal extradition. The 52-year-old Hadzic led […]

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Amnesty Int. Reveals War Crimes Impact on Somali Children

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International says the systematic recruitment of child soldiers, many of them under the age of 15, is escalating in Somalia. In a report released Wednesday, the rights group says Somali children risk death all the time. It says children recruited as soldiers are injured and killed, and those separated from parents are forced to […]

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Serbia Arrests Last Fugitive Sought by UN Tribunal

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Serbia has arrested Goran Hadzic, the last remaining fugitive sought by the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal. Serbian President Boris Tadic says Hadzic was arrested Wednesday morning in the mountainous region of Fruska Gora, about 65 kilometers north of Belgrade. Hadzic led Croatia’s rebel Serbs during the war in the 1990s. He disappeared in 2004 […]

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Serbia Arrests Last Remaining Fugitive Sought by UN Tribunal

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Serbian authorities say they have apprehended Goran Hadzic, the only remaining fugitive sought by the United Nations war crimes tribunal. Serbian President Boris Tadic confirmed that Hadzic was arrested Wednesday morning in the mountainous region of Fruska Gora, about 65 kilometers north of Belgrade. The leader of Croatia’s rebel Serbs during the country’s conflict in […]

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Serbia Arrests Last Remaining Fugitive Sought by UN Tribunal

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Serbian authorities say they have apprehended Goran Hadzic, the only remaining fugitive sought by the United Nations war crimes tribunal. Serbian President Boris Tadic confirmed that Hadzic was arrested Wednesday morning local time in the mountainous region of Fruska Gora. The leader of Croatia’s rebel Serbs during the country’s conflict in the 1990’s, Hadzic went […]

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Serbia Arrests Last Remaining Fugitive Sought by UN Tribunal

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Serbian authorities say they have apprehended Goran Hadzic, the only remaining fugitive sought by the United Nations war crimes tribunal A Serbian official said on Wednesday that the leader of Croatia’s rebel Serbs during the country’s conflict in the 1990’s, has been arrested. No other details were immediately available. Hadzic went on the run following […]

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