WAR CRIMES
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Nigeria court sentences 54 soldiers to death
December 19, 2014
A Nigerian court martial sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny, their lawyer, Nigerian human rights activist Femi Falana, stated on Thursday. The soldiers were found guilty of mutiny while fighting the insurgent Boko Haram Islamist group, in which the soldiers refused to assist in recapturing t....... [more]

ICC orders former Ivory Coast presidential ally to stand trial for crimes against humanity
December 13, 2014
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday confirmed four charges of crimes against humanity against Charles Ble Goude, and committed the ally of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo to trial at The Hague. Ble Goude is accused of working with former Ivory Coast President Gbagbo to orchest....... [more]

ICC: Ivory Coast must hand over Simone Gbagbo for trial
December 12, 2014
Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday said the Ivory Coast must hand over Simone Gbagbo, the wife of former President Laurent Gbagbo, to stand trial in The Hague on charges of crimes against humanity. The ICC judges rejected the Ivory Coast's challenge to the admissibility of....... [more]

Police in Serbia and Bosnia arrest 15 individuals for role in Balkan war massacre
December 5, 2014
Police in Bosnia and Serbia, as part of a joint investigation and operation, arrested 15 individuals Friday accused of perpetrating the massacre of 19 unarmed men during the height of the Balkan conflict. The men are accused of orchestrating the 1993 Strpci massacre where Bosnian Serb militiamen rem....... [more]

ICC drops crimes against humanity charges against Kenyan president
December 5, 2014
International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda dropped the charges of murder, rape, persecution, deportation and other inhumane acts against Kenyan President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta on Friday. This action comes after an ICC trial chamber order on Wednesday that required the prosecutor to....... [more]

Bangladesh tribunal convicts UK journalist of contempt
December 4, 2014
A special tribunal in Bangladesh on Tuesday found British journalist David Bergman guilty of contempt for challenging the official death toll of Bangladesh's 1971 independence war with Pakistan. Bergman wrote in a 2011 blog post and two other articles that the number of those killed or raped during....... [more]

Wanted Nazi war criminal died in Syria four years ago: report
December 1, 2014
Nazi-hunter and director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center Efraim Zuroff told the BBC Monday that he is certain that wanted Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner died in Syria four years ago. Zuroff said that new information from a former German secret service agent indicates that Brunner died in 2010 and is....... [more]

Cambodia Khmer Rouge tribunal postpones war crimes trial to January
November 25, 2014
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) announced Monday that the trial of two Cambodian leaders accused of committing genocide will be postponed to January 2015. Lawyers for Khieu Samphan have refused to participate in trial proceedings before the appeal from the decision at the....... [more]

Bangladesh man sentenced to death for 1971 war crimes
November 24, 2014
A special tribunal in Bangladesh on Monday sentenced a man to death for his role in killings during Bangladesh's 1971 independence war. Mobarak Hossain was a former commander of a collaborators' group of the Pakistani army. Hossian was convicted of killing 33 civilians in the eastern Bangladeshi di....... [more]

ICC prosecutor contemplating war crimes charges against Islamic State fighters: report
November 20, 2014
The Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, said in an interview published Thursday that the ICC is contemplating bringing war crimes charges against Islamic State (IS) jihadist fighters. Bensouda pointed to credible reports of numerous foreign fighters from co....... [more]

UN rights experts urge Bosnia not to release convicted war criminal
November 20, 2014
A group of independent UN human rights experts on Wednesday warned against the possible release of convicted war criminal Milorad Trbic following the reversal of his sentence by the Bosnian Constitutional Court. Trbic was convicted in 2009 of committing genocide in Srebrenica in 1995 during the Bos....... [more]




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