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African rulers unite on giving themselves immunity to war crimes

African leaders have banded together to vote in favor of immunity to war crimes for their administrations. If this goes through they would have a free license to commit atrocities in many areas.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Peace envoy in Norway would testify on Sri Lanka war 'atrocities'

A report on Sunday said that Erik Solheim, a top Norwegian peace envoy, said he would testify to any international war crimes investigation over "atrocities" committed during Sri Lanka's separatist conflict.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

UN's Pillay condemns widespread use of torture in Syria

The United Nation's High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has strongly condemned the use of torture in Syria by both the regime and some armed opposition groups.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

German prosecutors charge ex-SS soldier over 1944 French massacre

Cologne - Prosecutors in Germany have charged an unnamed 88-year-old man, identified only as Werner C., with participating in one of the worst World War II atrocities, which saw almost the entire population of a sleepy French village massacred.
In the Media by Robert Myles

US Korean War vet detained in North Korea offers 'apology'

Pyongyang - Merrill E. Newman, an 85-year-old U.S. citizen, has been detained in North Korea for more than a month, has delivered an “apology,” for allegedly killing troops and civilians during the Korean War.

Review: 'The Book Thief' — War is a crime Special

It is undeniable that Nazi Germany had one of the worst, if not the worst, government in history. This is not a movie about the German Government. "The Book Thief" is an honest look at the human spirit that will grip your heart from start to finish.
Digital Journal Report by Ruth Hull - 2 comments

Vigil for Chelsea Manning held at Wales–USA World Cup rugby match

A vigil is being held in North Wales in the United Kingdom today for Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning, the imprisoned solder who passed classified documents to WikiLeaks.
In the Media by Andrew John - 1 comment

Toronto Star on eve of Cheney Canada visit: arrest him

An editorial in Canada's largest newspaper has urged that Canada not provide "safe haven for torturers," on the eve of a visit by former US Vice President Dick Cheney to Toronto.
In the Media by Ralph Lopez - 16 comments

Charles Taylor war crimes convictions upheld

The Hague - A UN-backed special court at the Hague has rejected the appeal against war crime convictions of the lawyers representing Liberian President Charles Taylor, 65. The judge upheld his 50-year sentence.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Russia urges Syria to give up chemical weapons to avoid strike

Moscow - Russia has asked Syria to surrender all its chemical weapons to "International control" in order to avoid US military strikes and then to have them all destroyed.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Killing civilians in Syria avenges killing civilians how?

If we have learned anything from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya, it is that there is no such thing as a “smart bomb.” Bombs will fall and kill, maim, burn, and disfigure anyone who is in the way.
In the Media by Ralph Lopez - 4 comments

Bangladesh sentences former leader 90 years for war crimes

Dhaka - The sentencing of a top Islamist leader to 90 years in prison for war crimes committed during the Bangladesh 1971 war of independence triggered widespread protests in different parts of Bangladesh.
In the Media by Abdul Kuddus

U.S. Army soldier pleads guilty to killing 16 Afghan civilians

An American soldier pleads guilty to an attack on Afghan civilians that halted military operations, and led to the Taliban calling off peace talks.
In the Media by Eric Morales - 8 comments

UN report highlights Congo's continuing rape crisis

Goma - A new report by United Nations human rights inspectors says Congolese troops carried out systematic rapes of women and girls numbering nearly 200 toward the end of last year.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Exposing the real Free Syrian Army

Damascus - Throughout the two year civil war that has raged unabated in Syria, the Obama administration has tried very hard to portray the Free Syrian Army as a revolutionary force of freedom and democracy. However, the actual truth is much more frightening.
In the Media by Shawn Kay - 2 comments

UN says both sides have committed war crimes in Syria's civil war

Both government forces and armed rebels in Syria's war are committing war crimes, including killings and torture, spreading terror among civilians in a nearly two-year-old conflict.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto

Op-Ed: 54 countries complicit in US rendition programs

After the 9/11 attacks, the CIA ran an extraordinary rendition program that shipped terror suspects to different countries where they were interrogated and often tortured.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Situation in South Kordofan and Blue Nile to worsen

The Sudanese Defense Minister announced that more troops wouls be sent to Sudan’s South Kordofan state, after rebels from the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) claimed on Friday to have killed 21 government soldiers last week.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu

Op-Ed: Israel targets media in Gaza injuring several journalists

Gaza - The Israeli military extended its range of targets in Gaza Strip to include media operations and buildings used by Hamas but also foreign media outlets. At least six journalists have been wounded according to a health ministry spokesperson.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 8 comments

Ex-Hungarian Communist government minister held for war crimes

Budapest - One of the highest-ranking Communist war criminals to be detained has been placed under house arrest in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, on suspicion of violating the rules and customs of war, an arrest that has waited 18 years.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 2 comments

Tutu says 'playground bullies' should face trial at Hague

London - Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu has called for former prime minister Tony Blair and former president George W Bush to face trial at The Hague International Criminal Court for their roles in the Iraq war, a war he says was based on lies.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 17 comments

Nazi suspect Charles Zentai wins Australia extradition case

Charles Zentai, 90, a suspected Nazi war criminal, has won his battle against the Australian government's attempts to extradite him to Hungary.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 6 comments

Former Liberian Pres. Charles Taylor imprisoned for war crimes

Leidschendam - Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was sentenced to 50 years in prison Wednesday for war crimes he committed by arming and supporting murderous rebels in Sierra Leone in exchange for "blood diamonds."
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 2 comments

Op-Ed: NATO doesn't want to pay for innocent deaths in Libya

NATO won't investigate the civilian deaths of a few Libyans, because to reimburse a few, thousands would follow which would be too costly. It would open investigations into a war that should have never started.
In the Media by Mindy Allan - 3 comments

NGO: Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld found guilty of war crimes

An international tribunal has found former US President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld guilty of the crime of conspiracy to allow torture in Guantanamo Bay, Bagram and Abu Ghraib.

Sgt. Robert Bales to face 17 murder counts for Afghan attack

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales will be charged with seventeen counts of murder and six counts of assault and attempted murder according to senior US officials for his March 11, 2012 raid on civilians in Afghanistan.
In the Media by Nicole Byerly

Gadhafi's death may be war crime, says ICC

There are “serious suspicions” that the death of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was a war crime, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo says.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha - 1 comment

NATO to be investigated over alleged war crimes in Libya

In addition to investigating war crimes allegedly committed by the Gaddafi regime in Libya, the ICC has announced it will also be conducting an investigation into alleged NATO war crimes.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 1 comment

WWII war crimes suspect acquitted in Hungary

Budapest - A court in Hungary has acquitted Sándor Képíró (97) of committing war crimes during a massacre committed by Hungarian troops in 1942, when Képíró was a junior gendarmerie officer. Képíró has maintained his innocence throughout.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo

UN Prosecutor trying to shorten trial of Serbian General

General Ratko Mladic is scheduled to face an amended list of charges in front of the UN tribunal in Hague this Friday. General Mladic is accused of war crimes allegedly performed during the Bosnian War of the 1990's.
In the Media by Samantha Emann
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Ahmed, a Free Syrian Army child soldier of just eight years-old, struggles to hold his fully-loaded AK-47 assault rifle. The 8 year-old orphan fell in with the FSA after his parents were killed in the fighting between the opposition and regime forces. The use of children in conflicts is outlawed by the international community.
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Laszlo Csatary world's 'most wanted' Nazi war criminal leaves a Budapest court earlier in summer 2013 just a few weeks before his death.
Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic  center   held responsible for the massacre of over 8 000 Muslim m...
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Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic, center, held responsible for the massacre of over 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in 1995, was arrested by Serbian police.
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A ten year-old child soldier of the Free Syrian Army has an emotional breakdown after witnessing the death of a fellow rebel during fighting in Krak des Chevaliers, a suburb of the Syrian city of Homs.
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Protest outside Vancouver Club at Hastings Street against Cheney's visit to Canada, Vancouver.

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