War crimes

A woman cries near the remains of her relative during a funeral ceremony for the victims of the 1995 massacre, at the memorial centre of Potocari near Srebrenica, Bosnia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Thousands of Bosnian Muslims have gathered in Srebrenica on the 23rd anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since World War II to hold prayers and attend the funeral for 35 recently identified victims. The remains of those men and boys slaughtered at the enclave in July 1995 will be laid to rest Wednesday in the town whose name has become synonymous with the brutality of the 1992-95 Bosnian war. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
July 11, 2018 - 9:56 am
SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands of Bosnian Muslims gathered in Srebrenica on Wednesday to mark the 23rd anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since World War II and attend the funeral for 35 recently identified victims. The remains of the men and boys slaughtered at the enclave in...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2016 file photo, former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba enters the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. Congo's government says Saturday, June 23, 2018 it will give former Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba, recently acquitted on appeal at the International Criminal Court of war crimes, a diplomatic passport to allow him to return to the country. Bemba remains a senator in Congo, and his Movement for the Liberation of Congo opposition party has said he should participate in next month's party congress. (Michael Kooren, Pool via AP, File)
June 23, 2018 - 7:40 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government says it will give former Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba, recently acquitted on appeal at the International Criminal Court of war crimes, a diplomatic passport to allow him to return to the country. Bemba's return likely would shake up Congo's political...
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June 13, 2018 - 5:38 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Human Rights Watch alleges that Israel's use of lethal force against Palestinian demonstrators in the Gaza Strip in recent weeks may constitute war crimes. The statement was issued Wednesday ahead of an emergency U.N. General Assembly meeting to vote on a resolution condemning...
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June 12, 2018 - 5:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors say a Liberian man living outside Philadelphia is a war criminal who misled immigration officials on his U.S. citizenship application. But a lawyer for Thomas Woewiyu emphasized during opening statements in his trial Tuesday that he was charged with an immigration...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2016 file photo, former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba enters the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. International Criminal Court appeals judges overturned Friday, June 8, 2018 the convictions of former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba for atrocities committed by his forces in Central African Republic. The reversal delivered a serious blow to ICC prosecutors by scrapping all the convictions in the court’s first trial to focus largely on sexual violence and on command responsibility - the legal principle that a commanding officer can be held responsible for crimes committed by his or her troops or for failing to prevent or punish the crimes. (Michael Kooren, Pool via AP, File)
June 08, 2018 - 7:00 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a blow to prosecutors at the International Criminal Court and to victims of rape and murder in a conflict-ravaged African nation, appeals judges on Friday overturned the convictions of former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba for atrocities committed by his...
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Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj sits on the road in front of a police cordon, in the village of Jarak, Serbia, Sunday, May 6, 2018. Police have prevented a far-right leader Seselj, from holding a rally in an ethnically-mixed village where his nationalist speeches spurred ethnic hatred during the 1990s' Balkan conflict.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
May 06, 2018 - 12:43 pm
JARAK, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police on Sunday prevented a Serbian far-right leader convicted of war crimes from returning to an ethnically-mixed northern village where he spurred ethnic hatred during the 1990s' Balkan war. Dozens of policemen sealed off Hrtkovci, 40 kilometers (24 miles) northwest...
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Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, center, talks to his lawyers as he arrives to open his appeal at a U.N. court against his convictions on charges including genocide and crimes against humanity and his 40-year prison sentence in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, April 23, 2018. (Yves Herman, pool photo via AP)
April 23, 2018 - 11:12 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic insisted Monday that Serb forces acted only in self-defense during Bosnia's bloody 1992-95 conflict as he called on appeals judges to overturn his multiple convictions and 40-year sentence for masterminding Serb atrocities...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2003 file photo, Serbian ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj, center, is seen during his initial appearance at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. A United Nations court has partly overturned the acquittal of Serbian ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj on war crimes and sentenced him to 10 years imprisonment, but because he had already been in prison for almost a dozen years before returning to Belgrade in 2014, Wednesday's April 11, 2018, sentencing will have no practical impact on him. (AP Photo/Toussaint Kluiters, Pool, File)
April 11, 2018 - 10:52 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — A United Nations war crimes court on Wednesday sentenced a Serbian ultranationalist to ten years in prison, partially overturning his acquittal over crimes against humanity and other charges dating to the Balkan wars in the 1990s. Vojislav Seselj, who leads the Serbian Radical Party...
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This image made from video released by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows medical workers treating toddlers following an alleged poison gas attack in the opposition-held town of Douma, in eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria, Sunday, April. 8, 2018. The Civil Defense said patients were having difficulty breathing and burning in their eyes. Syrian opposition activists and rescuers said Sunday that a poison gas attack on a rebel-held town near the capital. The Syrian government denied the allegations, which could not be independently verified. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
April 08, 2018 - 10:17 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 5:10 a.m. Syria's state-run news agency says the military's air defenses have confronted a missile attack on air base in central Syria and shot down eight missiles. The report on SANA says the attack on the T4 military airbase in...
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April 08, 2018 - 2:18 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israel and the Palestinian territories (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court has raised concerns that Israel and Hamas may have committed war crimes during a current round of violence in Gaza. In a statement Sunday,...
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