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Rights Group Urges Fair War Crimes Trials in Bangladesh

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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An international human rights group is urging the Bangladeshi government to better guarantee fair trials for those accused of war crimes during the country’s 1971 war of independence. New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement this week that Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal, set up by the government last year to hold fair and […]

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Argentine Heirs’ DNA Tests Come Back Negative

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Legal sources in Argentina say DNA taken from the adopted children of one of the country’s richest women does not match blood samples from two families who suspect the siblings were stolen as babies during the country’s so-called “dirty war.” The results come more than a month after a court ordered Felipe and Marcela Noble […]

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Ex-Yugoslav Officer Released Early From Prison

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Yugoslav army officer Veselin Sljivancanin has been released from prison after serving two thirds of his 10-year term for war crimes committed during the Balkan conflict of the 1990s. Sljivancanin was one of three Yugoslav officers convicted by the United Nations war crimes tribunal for failing to prevent a murder of some 200 Croatian […]

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Mladic Set to Boycott War Crimes Hearing

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic plans to boycott a scheduled court appearance Monday at the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague. A lawyer for Mladic said Sunday that the former Bosnian Serb military commander is refusing to appear because the court has not yet approved his defense team. Mladic, who is accused […]

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South Korea Marks 61st Anniversary of Start of Korean War

Posted June 25th, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik has urged North Korea to work for peace on the Korean peninsula and stop what he called “reckless military provocation.” Speaking Saturday during a ceremony in Seoul marking the 61st anniversary of the start of the Korean War, Mr. Kim invited the North to join the path “where 70 […]

For the U.S., a Slack Economy, but Growing War Costs

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 2:36 am (UTC-5)
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Some U.S. officials are voicing increasing concern about the burgeoning cost of American military involvement in simultaneous wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and now Libya. By various government and private accounts, the U.S. has spent more than $1 trillion over the last decade on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and already more than $700 million […]

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Mexico Arrest Alleged Drug Cartel Boss

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican federal police have arrested the man accused of leading the enforcement unit of the Juarez drug cartel. They say Marco Guzman, nicknamed “El Brad Pitt”, was taken into custody on Wednesday in Chihuahua state. Police say he was involved in a 2010 car bomb attack that killed a police official and two of his […]

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UN, Balkan Prosecutors Discuss Cooperation on War Crimes Cases

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Prosecutors for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia have met for the first time with counterparts from six Balkan nations to discuss working together on complex war crimes cases. Participants in Wednesday’s meeting in the Macedonian capital, Skopje, included 20 prosecutors from the judiciaries of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and […]

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Mladic Denies Charges of Genocide, Delays Plea

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Bosnian Serb wartime commander Ratko Mladic has told a war crimes court in The Hague that he fought for his country and his people, not for himself, during the fall of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. Former general Mladic appeared before the United Nations tribunal early Friday, for the first time since he was […]

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Defiant Mladic Refuses to Offer a Plea to ‘Obnoxious’ Charges

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The man known as the “Butcher of the Balkans”, Ratko Mladic, has made his first appearance before the U.N. war crimes tribunal at The Hague, but refused to enter a plea to what he said are “obnoxious” charges of genocide, war crimes and mass murder. Widows and mothers of the victims of the Bosnian war […]

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