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Three Rwanda genocide suspects arrested in Belgium

Apo - Three men suspected of involvement in the 1994 Rwanda genocide have been arrested and charged in Belgium with serious abuse of human rights, the prosecutor's office said Saturday.

Protais Mpiranya: the last high-ranking Rwanda genocide fugitive

Kigali - Accused of commanding a presidential guard implicated in high-profile murders during the Rwandan genocide, Protais Mpiranya is the top priority for investigators following this year's arrest of a fellow alleged war criminal.

French court approves transfer of Rwanda genocide suspect to UN tribunal

Paris - France's top appeals court ruled Wednesday that alleged Rwandan genocide financier Felicien Kabuga should be transferred to a UN tribunal in Tanzania to stand trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.

'Hotel Rwanda' hero charged with terrorism, financing rebels

Kigali - Paul Rusesabagina, whose actions during the genocide inspired the Oscar-nominated film "Hotel Rwanda", was charged Monday with terrorism and other serious crimes in his first court appearance in Kigali.

Investigators seek to boost Kabuga case in Rwanda visit: prosecutor

Kigali - The lead prosecutor in the trial of alleged genocide financier Felicien Kabuga said Thursday his team is on a fact-finding mission in Rwanda to seek fresh evidence to bolster their case in an international court.

Continental confronts its Nazi-era horrors

Frankfurt Am Main - German car-parts maker Continental revealed Thursday that it played a key role in the Nazi war effort and used thousands of slave labourers during World War II.

Rwanda issues arrest warrant for genocide suspect in France: prosecutor

Kigali - Rwanda has issued an international arrest warrant for a top former Rwandan military official, Aloys Ntiwiragabo, who is under investigation in France over his role in the country's 1994 genocide which claimed 800,000 lives.

Israeli ice hockey captain defends joining Auschwitz home town team

Jerusalem - Israel's ice hockey team captain has joined a club in the town where Nazi Germany's most notorious death camp was located, but he says he will be "playing for the Holocaust victims".

Holocaust survivors urge Facebook to remove genocide denial posts

New York - Holocaust survivors launched a campaign Wednesday in which they plan to upload daily videos to Facebook urging CEO Mark Zuckerberg to remove posts from the site that deny the Nazi genocide of Jews.

Court verdict due in trial of ex-Nazi camp guard, 93

Hamburg - A German court will give its verdict Thursday in the high-profile trial of a former Nazi concentration camp guard, 93, accused of complicity in the murder of thousands of people during World War II.

Ex-SS guard apologises to Holocaust victims ahead of verdict

Hamburg - A 93-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard apologised to Holocaust victims at a Hamburg court Monday, ahead of the verdict in a high-profile trial over his complicity in World War II atrocities.

Bosnia Muslims mourn their dead 25 years after Srebrenica massacre

Srebrenica - Bosnian Muslims marked the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre on Saturday, the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II, with the memorial ceremony sharply reduced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Srebrenica massacre, 25 years on Muslims still face Serb denial

Srebrenica - Relatives of the Bosnian Muslims killed in the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II are getting ready to mark 25 years since the Srebrenica massacre on Saturday, but for many Serbs the episode remains a myth.

French court rejects fresh probe of plane downing that sparked Rwanda genocide

Paris - French appeals judges on Friday threw out a bid to reopen an investigation into the 1994 assassination of Rwanda's president which sparked a 100-day genocide that killed 800,000 people.

French court backs UN trial for Rwanda genocide suspect

Paris - A Paris appeals court ruled Wednesday that Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga, arrested in France after evading police in several countries for 25 years, should be handed over to a UN tribunal in Tanzania to stand trial.

Rwanda court sentences ex-mayor to life for role in genocide

Kigali - Rwanda's High Court on Thursday sentenced a former mayor to life in prison for his role in the country's 1994 genocide, which included leading attacks that resulted in the deaths of around 25,000 ethnic Tutsis in his town.

Augustin Bizimana: Genocide architect who cheated justice to the end

Nairobi - An agricultural scientist who became an architect of Rwanda's 1994 genocide, Augustin Bizimana cheated justice to the end, lying buried in a corner of Congo as investigators strove for decades to bring him to book.

Rwanda genocide suspect Bizimana dead: UN tribunal

Den Haag - Former Rwandan defence minister Augustin Bizimana, one of the top suspects wanted over the country's 1994 genocide, has died, the UN tribunal said Friday.

US hails arrest in France of Rwanda genocide 'financier'

Washington - The United States on Monday hailed the arrest in France of a key fugitive in the Rwandan genocide as a milestone and pledged to help find others at large.

France a sought-after country for Rwandan genocide suspects

Paris - The arrest of Felicien Kabuga, one of the last key fugitives wanted over the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in a suburb of Paris has raised some difficult questions for France.

France arrests fugitive 'financier' of Rwanda genocide

Paris - Felicien Kabuga, one of the last key fugitives wanted over the 1994 Rwandan genocide, was in French custody Saturday after a quarter of a century on the run, and now faces likely trial at an international tribunal.

The Mossad mission to capture architect of Holocaust

Paris - On May 11, 1960, Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann was nabbed by a team of Israeli spies after years on the run in Argentina, ending a long manhunt.

Living in post-Nazi Dachau: painful childhood memories

Munich - Jean Boehme still remembers the number of the Nazi concentration camp block where he lived as a child: 31C.He went to school in block 33, and recalls that a nearby watchtower was transformed into a makeshift bistro.

Armenia decries crimes against 'civilisation' on genocide anniversary

Yerevan - Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Friday decried crimes against "civilisation" and demanded an apology from Turkey as his country marked the 105th anniversary of the WWI-era Armenian genocide.

Warsaw remembers World War II ghetto uprising with low-key events

Warsaw - Poland commemorated the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising on Sunday, replacing its annual official ceremonies with low-key gatherings on site or online as the coronavirus pandemic prevented any big events.

Germany marks Holocaust anniversary in shadow of virus

Berlin - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas pledged on Sunday to fight Holocaust denial as a trio of former Nazi concentration camps mark the 75th anniversary of their liberation in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic.

Holocaust memorial sites fight new threat from far right

Berlin - From swastikas sprayed on the walls to Hitler salute selfies, far-right provocations are a growing problem at the sites of former Nazi concentration camps in Germany.

Maldives gets Amal Clooney to fight for Rohingya at UN court

Colombo - The luxury tourist destination of the Maldives has hired prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney to represent it at the UN's highest court in seeking justice for Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslims.

Syria parliament recognises Armenian genocide

Damascus - Syria's parliament on Thursday recognised the 1915-1917 killings of up to 1.5 million Armenians as genocide, as tensions run high with Turkey after deadly clashes in northwest Syria."The parliament...

Israel Holocaust memorial admits historical 'errors' at Auschwitz event

Jerusalem - Israel's Holocaust memorial centre apologised Tuesday over "errors" in films screened during a high-profile ceremony last month that distorted events related to the Soviet Union and Poland during World War II.
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