War crimes

FILE - In this June 9, 2017, file photo, black smoke from continuing military air strikes rises above a mosque in Marawi city, southern Philippines. The human rights group Amnesty International said in a report on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, it has documented a variety of serious violations of humanitarian law, some amounting to war crimes, during the five-month conflict between Philippine government troops and Islamic State-allied militants who laid siege to the southern city of Marawi. .(AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
November 17, 2017 - 1:24 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Amnesty International said Friday it has documented violations of humanitarian law, some amounting to war crimes, during the five-month conflict between Philippine government troops and Islamic State-allied militants who laid siege to the southern city of Marawi. The...
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November 17, 2017 - 12:43 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge has set a change of plea hearing for an Ohio man accused of hiding the fact that he had been in a special police unit in Bosnia and took part in the Serb massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim Bosnians during the 1995 genocide. The U.S. government accused Oliver Dragic (DRAH'-...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2017, file photo, a Sri Lankan man known as Witness #199 shows the scars on his back during an interview in London. He is one of more than 50 ethnic Tamil men seeking political asylum in Europe, after they were, they said, abducted and tortured under Sri Lanka's current regime. Sri Lanka's defense minister denied Tuesday, Nov. 14, that his country committed torture and rape of suspected rebels, as charged by more than 50 Tamil ethnic minority men. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
November 14, 2017 - 11:18 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Sri Lanka's defense minister denied Tuesday that his country committed torture and rape of suspected rebels, as charged by more than 50 men of the island's Tamil ethnic minority who are seeking political asylum in Europe. Kapila Waidyaratne called the claims of...
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In this July 18, 2017, photo, a Sri Lankan man known as Witness #199 shows the scars on his back during an interview in London. He has tried to commit suicide multiple times because of the traumatic memories of his rape and torture. Raped, branded and beaten repeatedly, more than 50 ethnic Tamil men seeking political asylum in Europe have come forward to say they were abducted and tortured under Sri Lanka’s current regime. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
November 10, 2017 - 11:16 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Sri Lanka's government faced increasing pressure Friday to answer for alleged human rights violations following an Associated Press investigation that found more than 50 men who said they were raped, branded or tortured as recently as this year. The men's anguished descriptions of...
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In this July 18, 2017, photo, a Sri Lankan man known as Witness #199 shows the scars on his back during an interview in London. He has tried to commit suicide multiple times because of the traumatic memories of his rape and torture. Raped, branded and beaten repeatedly, more than 50 ethnic Tamil men seeking political asylum in Europe have come forward to say they were abducted and tortured under Sri Lanka’s current regime. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
November 09, 2017 - 6:28 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Sri Lanka says it will investigate allegations by more than 50 ethnic Tamils that they were abducted and tortured by police or army soldiers long after the end of the island nation's civil war. An Associated Press investigation published Wednesday offered detailed testimony from 20...
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Presiding Judge Renckens, center, opens the court session in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in the case against a Dutch national of Ethiopian descent for alleged war crimes committed during the 1970's regime in Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
October 30, 2017 - 12:16 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A former Ethiopian soldier denied responsibility Monday for war crimes committed under a brutal Marxist regime in his home country in the 1970s, as he was questioned by judges at the start of his trial in a Dutch court. "You have the wrong person," the 63-year-old...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday Feb. 7, 2005, Serbian General Vladimir Lazarevic is seen during his initial appearance at the U.N. Yugoslav tribunal in the Hague, the Netherlands. The EU Monday Oct. 30, 2017, has warned European member candidate Serbia that appointing retired Gen. Vladimir Lazarevic as a lecturer at the country's military academy goes against EU's principles, as Lazarevic was sentenced by a U.N. war crimes tribunal for atrocities committed by Serb troops in Kosovo during the 1998-99 war. (AP Photos/Bas Czerwinski, FILE)
October 30, 2017 - 10:05 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The European Union on Monday warned member candidate Serbia that appointing a general who was convicted for war crimes as a lecturer at the Balkan country's military academy goes against the EU's principles. Retired Gen. Vladimir Lazarevic was sentenced to 14 years in prison...
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In this Sept. 1, 2000 file photo, former Yugoslav army chief of staff General Nebojsa Pavkovic, left, and General Vladimir Lazarevic, right, attend military exercise, near the eastern Serbian town of Pirot, Serbia. Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin told Serbia's state TV on Thursday Oct. 19, 2017 that Gen. Vladimir Lazarevic, a former general convicted for war crimes and other Serb commanders who took part in a bloody crackdown against Kosovo's Albanians in the 1990s, will be invited to teach at the Balkan country's military academy. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
October 19, 2017 - 12:12 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A former Serb general convicted of war crimes and two other commanders who took part in a bloody crackdown against Kosovo's Albanians in the 1990s will be invited to teach at the Balkan country's military academy, Serbia's defense minister said Thursday. Defense Minister...
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October 18, 2017 - 4:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Liberian accused of committing gruesome war crimes when he was a rebel commander called Jungle Jabbah was convicted Wednesday of lying about his past so he could enter the U.S. Several people from the west African nation came to Philadelphia to speak of their encounters with...
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October 17, 2017 - 3:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jurors have begun deliberations in the Pennsylvania fraud trial of a Liberian man accused of committing war crimes and then lying about his past to enter the U.S. Fifty-one-year-old Mohammed Jabbateh is charged with hiding his role as a rebel commander called Jungle Jabbah while...
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