Monthly Archives: August 2010

War Crimes Suspect Visits Kenya

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted by the International Criminal Court on allegations of war crimes and genocide in western Sudan’s Darfur region, joined the ranks of African leaders in attendance at a ceremony to mark the signing of a new … Continue reading

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Mass Rape by DR Congo Rebels

The United Nations is investigating claims that rebel fighters raped more than 200 women and baby boys in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The attacks happened over four days within approximately 16km from a UN peacekeepers’ … Continue reading

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Former War Crimes Prosecutor Investigated Over Illegal Evidence

Carla Del Ponte, the former prosecutor at the UN war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, is to be investigated over claims she allowed the use of bullying and bribing of witnesses. An independent inquiry has been ordered into the … Continue reading

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Taliban Main Culprit in Civilian Casualties

A UN report on civilian casualties in Afghanistan has said anti-government forces, mainly the Taliban, were responsible for 76% of civilian casualties, which totalled 1,271 deaths and 1,997 injured in the first six months of the year. Just 12% of … Continue reading

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Polish Troops Destroyed Afghan Homes ‘for fun’

Apparently the Polish Army is promising an investigation following the release of a video showing Polish troops blowing up an Afghan home. An officer serving at the time told the Polish daily that released the report that “it was done … Continue reading

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Supermodel Gives Evidence at War Crimes Trial

Supermodel Naomi Campbell has appeared at the war crimes trial of former Liberian leader Charles Taylor in the Hague. She was summoned by the prosecution to back claims that Taylor was given diamonds by rebels in Sierra Leone in 1997, … Continue reading

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