Monthly Archives: July 2010

Nazi Death Camp Guard Charged With War Crimes

An 88-year old former Nazi death camp guard accused of participating in the murder of 430,000 Jews has been charged with war crimes. Samuel Kunz, a retired civil servant, who is No 3 on a list of most-wanted former Nazis, … Continue reading

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Khmer Rouge Leader Jailed

A UN-backed war crimes tribunal has sentenced the chief jailer of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime to 35 years in prison for his part in the torture and killing of more than 16,000 people. This sentence marks the first time any … Continue reading

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Bangladesh Begins War Crimes Trial Process

The Bangladesh government has filed a petition with its International Crimes Tribunal, to try four top Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) leaders, arrested in connection with “war crimes” committed in 1971. They are accused of targeting thousands of unarmed civilians, mainly sympathisers of … Continue reading

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Wanted Sudanese Leader Visits Chad

The president of Sudan, who is wanted by the United Nations International Criminal Court on allegations of war crimes and genocide, is visiting the African nation of Chad, which is a party to the court and is legally obliged to … Continue reading

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War Crimes Tribunal Orders Re-Trial

Former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj faces a re-trial on war crimes charges after the The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) partially quashed his earlier acquittal. Haradinaj, who was also a well-known commander in the Kosovo Liberation … Continue reading

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UK To Change War Crimes Law

The UK Justice Secretary, Kenneth Clarke, has announced that the Crown Prosecution Service will be able to block private prosecutions for war crimes, dramatically reducing the possibility that suspected war criminals such as Henry Kissinger, Ehud Barak and The Pope … Continue reading

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Serbia Gets War Crimes Wanted List

Croatia has given Serbia a list of some 1,500 Serbs indicted or convicted for war crimes committed during the 1991-1995 war there. The list, kept secret until recently, was an obstacle for Serb refugees wanting to return to their homes … Continue reading

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Srebrenica Victims’ Relatives Seek War Crimes Charges for Dutch Troops

Relatives of Srebrenica victims are asking prosecutors in the Netherlands to charge Dutch U.N. peacekeepers with war crimes for the 1995 massacre in Bosnia. Dutch troops are alleged to have stood by at the U.N.-proclaimed “safe haven” when Bosnian Serbs … Continue reading

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War Crimes Suspect Spared Extradition by Australian Court

An Australian accused of war crimes during the Second World War has won an appeal against a decision to extradite him to Hungary. Australia’s Federal Court has ruled that Charles Zentai, 88, should not be sent to Hungary to face … Continue reading

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