Monthly Archives: June 2010

UN Sets Up Sri Lanka War Crimes Probe

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has set up a panel to investigate allegations of human rights abuses in the final months of the civil war in Sri Lanka. The Secretary general launched the investigation “to advise him on the issue of … Continue reading

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Two Sudan War-Crimes Suspects Surrender

Two men suspected in a deadly 2007 attack against African Union peacekeepers in Darfur have voluntarily surrendered to the International Criminal Court to face war-crimes charges. Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain and Saleh Mohammed Jerbo Jamus are accused of commanding a … Continue reading

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Britain Apologizes for Massacre

The British government has published a long-awaited damning report on the 1972 Bloody Sunday massacre in Northern Ireland, blaming British soldiers for the “unjustified and unjustifiable” killing of 14 “innocent” civilians. The report is the conclusion of a 12-year-long inquiry … Continue reading

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Bosnian Serbs Found Guilty

Seven former high-ranking Bosnian Serb military and police officials were today convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) of a range of crimes committed in 1995 in relation to the fall of the enclaves of Srebrenica … Continue reading

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US

Alleged Crimes; During the second World War, there were persistent and substantiated reports of the killing of unarmed civilians or prisoners of war by US forces. These included; The Canicattì massacre, where at least eight Italian civilians, including an eleven … Continue reading

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UGANDA

Alleged Crimes; Idi Amin, who ruled Uganda from 1971 until 1979, presided over one of the bloodiest dictatorships in African history. When he was finally forced from power by Tanzanian troops and Ugandan exiles, as many as 400,000 people are … Continue reading

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SUDAN

Alleged Crimes; Slavery in Sudan has a long history. The first recorded account of the acquisition of slaves from the Sudan was inscribed in stone near the second cataract of the Nile during the reign of Egypt’s First Dynasty Pharaoh … Continue reading

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SIERRA LEONE

ALLEGED CRIMES; Sierra Leone’s civil war began on March 23, 1991, when the student-led Revolutionary United Front (RUF) crossed the eastern border of Sierra Leone from Liberia. It was to last for 11 years. During that time, it is estimated … Continue reading

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SERBIA

Alleged Crimes; Serbian military and paramilitary forces are accused of war crimes during the Balkan Wars (1912-1913), World War II (1941-1945) and Yugoslav Wars (1991-1999). The crimes include massacres, ethnic cleansing, systematic rape, crimes against humanity and genocide. Balkan Wars … Continue reading

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RUSSIA

Alleged Crimes; PRE-SOVIET The word ‘pogrom’ originates in Russian and as a term to describe anti-Jewish riots from around 1881 throughout the southwestern provinces of the Russian empire. The name has evolved into a generic term for any attack on … Continue reading

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