War crimes

January 17, 2018 - 7:22 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Kosovo says the country still needs an outside mechanism like the special war crimes court as its justice system is not yet capable of handling high-case profiles and witnesses are subject to intimidation. Ambassador Greg Delawie on Wednesday was...
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December 27, 2017 - 9:23 am
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have charged an alleged member of the Islamic State group who spent time in Syria with membership in a terrorist organization and committing a war crime. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that the 32-year-old German citizen, identified only as Abdelkarim E. B. in...
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December 22, 2017 - 4:18 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The United States ambassador to Kosovo said Friday that he opposes a petition to amend a law governing a war crimes court, calling it a "terrible idea" that would isolate the young country. Former fighters in Kosovo's independence movement have allegedly collected more than...
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December 08, 2017 - 10:51 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The Latest on deadly attack on U.N. peacekeepers in Congo (all times local): 4:55 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the attack on peacekeepers in Congo is the worst in the U.N.'s recent history and is "a war crime." "Today is a very tragic day for the U.N...
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Newspapers on display reporting on Slobodan Praljak, in the southern Bosnian town of Mostar 140 kms south of Sarajevo, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. Praljak, a former Bosnian Croatian general died shortly after swallowing liquid he said was poison during an appeals hearing at a United Nations war crimes tribunal. The 72-year-old stunned the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on Wednesday when he gulped down liquid from a small bottle seconds after a U.N. appeals judge had confirmed a 20-year sentence against him. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
December 01, 2017 - 6:39 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal on Friday ordered an independent review into its "internal operations" around the dramatic death of a Croat ex-general who swallowed what he said was poison in the tribunal's courtroom and later died. The International...
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A Bosnian Croat woman lights a candle in memory of Slobodan Praljak, in the southern Bosnian town of Mostar 140 kms south of Sarajevo, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. Praljak, a former Bosnian Croatian general died shortly after swallowing liquid he said was poison during an appeals hearing at a United Nations war crimes tribunal. The 72-year-old stunned the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on Wednesday when he gulped down liquid from a small bottle seconds after a U.N. appeals judge had confirmed a 20-year sentence against him. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
November 30, 2017 - 10:59 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the death of a former Bosnian Croatian general who died shortly after swallowing liquid he said was poison during an appeals hearing at a United Nations war crimes tribunal. (all times local): 4:40 p.m. A lawyer for an ex-Croatian general who dramatically...
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In this photo provided by the ICTY on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, Slobodan Praljak brings a bottle to his lips, during a Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. Praljak yelled, "I am not a war criminal!" and appeared to drink from a small bottle, seconds after judges reconfirmed his 20-year prison sentence for involvement in a campaign to drive Muslims out of a would-be Bosnian Croat ministate in Bosnia in the early 1990s. (ICTY via AP)
November 30, 2017 - 6:07 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A deadly chemical was in the container from which a Croat war criminal drank shortly before dying, a Dutch prosecutor said Thursday, as an independent investigation into the dramatic death of Slobodan Praljak continued. "There was a preliminary test of the substance in...
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In this photo provided by the ICTY on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, Slobodan Praljak brings a bottle to his lips, during a Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. Praljak yelled, "I am not a war criminal!" and appeared to drink from a small bottle, seconds after judges reconfirmed his 20-year prison sentence for involvement in a campaign to drive Muslims out of a would-be Bosnian Croat ministate in Bosnia in the early 1990s. (ICTY via AP)
November 29, 2017 - 1:09 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A convicted war criminal from Croatia swallowed what he said was poison and died Wednesday after a United Nations court in the Netherlands upheld his 20-year sentence for committing crimes against humanity during the Bosnian war of the 1990s. In a stunning end to the...
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Slobodan Praljak, center, enters the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, to hear the verdict in the appeals case. A United Nations war crimes tribunal is handing down its last judgment, in an appeal by six Bosnian Croat political and military leaders who were convicted in 2013 of persecuting, expelling and murdering Muslims during Bosnia's war. Wednesday's hearing is the final case to be completed at the groundbreaking International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia before it closes its doors next month. (Robin van Lonkhuijsen,Pool Photo via AP)
November 29, 2017 - 5:52 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on rulings at the U.N. war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (all times local): 11:35 a.m. United Nations judges have suspended an appeals hearing after one of the suspects drank from a small bottle in court and claimed to have taken poison. Slobodan...
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Fikret Alic, holds holds a copy of a magazine bearing his image, after the verdict which the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal, ICTY, handed down in the genocide trial against former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic, in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday Nov. 22, 2017. Alic, a Bosnian man who became a figurehead for the suffering of Bosnians during the war when he was photographed as an emaciated prisoner behind the wire of a Bosnian Serb prison camp, was among those who watched the hearing. A U.N. court has convicted former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities perpetrated during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)
November 22, 2017 - 10:07 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the judgment on former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Kosovo has welcomed the conviction of Serbian military chief Ratko Mladic on charges of genocide and other crimes by a United Nations court. Kosovo's Foreign...
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