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Former Bosnian general charged with war crimes

Sarajevo - Bosnian prosecutors on Thursday charged 17 people including a retired Bosnian general with war crimes against hundreds of people, mostly ethnic Serbs, during the country's 1990s conflict.

Top UN judge withdraws from Karadzic case

Den Haag - The top judge in the appeals case of convicted Bosnian Serb war criminal Radovan Karadzic withdrew from the case Thursday to avoid an accusation of possible bias, court documents said.

Uganda warlord 'was child victim' of Lord's Resistance Army

Den Haag - A Ugandan warlord must be acquitted of war crimes because he himself was a brutalised former child victim of the Lord's Resistance Army, defence lawyers told the International Criminal Court on Tuesday.

DR Congo ex-warlord's sentence for witness bribes upheld

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court on Monday upheld former DR Congo vice-president and warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba's one-year sentence for bribing witnesses in a case that led to him being barred for running for president.

ICC to sentence DR Congo's Bemba in bribery case

Den Haag - Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba is to be sentenced Monday by international judges for bribing witnesses during an earlier war crimes trial, which led to him being excluded from running for DR Congo president.

Ugandan warlord's defence to open at ICC

Den Haag - Notorious Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen's lawyers open their defence Tuesday at the International Criminal Court, where their client is charged with conducting a reign of terror in northern Uganda in the early 2000s.

Retrial starts for Bosnia's 'defender of Srebrenica'

Sarajevo - A hero to fellow Bosnian Muslims but a villain to Serbs, the former "defender of Srebrenica" was back in court on Monday for a war crimes retrial after his acquittal was thrown out.

Congolese rebel says he is a 'revolutionary,' not a criminal

Den Haag - Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda told international judges Thursday he was a "revolutionary and not a criminal" as arguments drew to a close in his three-year war crimes trial.

Congolese rebel says he is a 'revolutionary' not a criminal

Den Haag - Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda told international judges Thursday he was a "revolutionary and not a criminal" as arguments drew to a close in his three-year war crimes trial.

Congo war crimes suspect rejects 'Terminator' label at trial

Den Haag - The lawyer for a Congolese ex-warlord accused of recruiting child soldiers told judges Wednesday his client was like a father to his troops and that his nickname "Terminator" was undeserved.

Congolese 'Terminator' war crimes case to wrap up at ICC

Den Haag - International judges will hear closing arguments Tuesday in the case against former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, accused of war crimes including using child soldiers and sex slaves in his rebel army.

ICC set for closing in Congolese 'Terminator' case

Den Haag - International judges will next week listen to final arguments in the case against former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, three years after the opening of his war crimes trial.

Hundreds mourn Srebrenica mother who fought for justice

Srebrenica - Hundreds of mourners gathered in eastern Bosnia on Wednesday for the funeral of Hatidza Mehmedovic, a woman who lost her family in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and became a leading figure in the fight to remember the 8,000 Bosnian Muslims killed.

ICC denies damages to kids born after Congo village attack

Den Haag - War crimes judges ruled Thursday that five children born after their parents were victims of a brutal 2003 attack on a Congolese village were not eligible to receive compensation.

20 years on, ICC urges help to fight war crimes

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court Tuesday marked its 20th anniversary Tuesday urging all nations to help its "vital work" seeking justice for war crimes victims, despite its controversial acquittal of a former Congolese militia chief.

Genocide-convicted Mladic lashes NATO at court hearing

Den Haag - Convicted Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic lashed out at NATO during a court appearance Tuesday, accusing the Atlantic defence bloc of "destroying my people and my health.

ICC unveils second arrest warrant for Benghazi commander

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court revealed Thursday it has issued a second arrest warrant for a Libyan military commander accused of shooting dead 10 jihadist prisoners after a Benghazi mosque attack.

Damascus responsible for crimes against humanity in Ghouta: UN

Geneva - Forces loyal to Syria's government committed what amounted to crimes against humanity, including deliberately starving civilians, during the siege of Eastern Ghouta, UN investigators said Wednesday.

'They whipped and raped her': victims recall raids by Bemba's men

Bangui - "They tied up my younger sister, whipped her and raped her," says Ghislain Bertrand Bouanga, recalling the day when former Congolese rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba's brutal militia raided his home."She has been disabled ever since.

Acquitted DRCongo leader Bemba edges closer to freedom

Den Haag - Jean-Pierre Bemba's lawyers are set to argue Tuesday for his immediate release after international judges acquitted him of war crimes, as the former Congolese vice president edged closer towards freedom following a decade behind bars.

ICC acquits DR Congo's Bemba on appeal

Den Haag - International war crimes judges Friday acquitted former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba on appeal, overturning an 18-year sentence for war crimes committed in the Central African Republic (CAR).

ICC acquits DR Congo's Bemba on appeal

Den Haag - International war crimes judges Friday acquitted former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba on appeal, overturning an 18-year sentence for war crimes committed in the Central African Republic (CAR).

New film explores war's dark shadow over Croatian youth

Zagreb - "Mum, am I a Srbenka?" Nina Batinic recalls asking as a seven-year-old in a new film that highlights Croatia's still fragile inter-ethnic relations more than two decades on from the country's bloody war.

Convicted Serb radical buys house at persecution site

Belgrade - Serbian ultranationalist politician Vojislav Seselj said Monday he had bought a house in a village where his firebrand speeches during the 1990s Balkan wars earned him a jail term.

Karadzic insists he sought 'peace' in Balkans war

Den Haag - Convicted criminal Radovan Karadzic on Tuesday accused Bosnian Muslims of "declaring war" on Serbs, insisting at his appeal before a UN tribunal that he had worked for peace in the Balkans.

The 1990s Balkans wars in key dates

Belgrade - From the death of Tito in 1980 to the independence of Kosovo in 2008, here is a timeline of the 1990s Balkans conflicts which tore the former Yugoslavia apart.

On appeal, Karadzic slams 'myths' about Bosnian war

Den Haag - Once-feared Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic Monday urged UN judges to throw out his war crimes convictions, angrily denying he was behind a campaign of ethnic cleansing and murders in the Balkans conflict two decades ago.

Karadzic: Bosnia's 'evil' genocide mastermind

Belgrade - To his supporters a hero who stood up for his people, Radovan Karadzic is to others a monster who brought the horror of genocide back to Europe half a century after the defeat of the Nazis.

UN judges to hear Karadzic appeal against 40-year jail term

Den Haag - Once-feared Bosnian Serb leader, now convicted war criminal, Radovan Karadzic, on Monday launches his appeal before UN judges, seeking to overturn a 40-year jail term for abuses committed during Bosnia's bloody 1990s conflict.

UN war crimes judges quash radical Serb's acquittal

Den Haag - UN judges Wednesday found radical Serb Vojislav Seselj guilty on appeal of crimes against humanity, but the firebrand politician will remain a free man because of time already served behind bars.
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