War crimes

In this photo released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Khieu Samphan, foreground, former Khmer Rouge head of state, stands at thea dock in a court room during a hearing at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. A U.N.-backed tribunal in Cambodia on Friday convicted the two most senior surviving leaders of the country's former Khmer Rouge regime of genocide and other crimes against humanity, sentencing them to life in prison. (Nhet Sok Heng/Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia via AP)
November 17, 2018 - 1:23 am
BANGKOK (AP) — After spending nine years and more than $300 million to prosecute leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge responsible for the deaths of 1.7 million of their countrymen, a U.N.-assisted tribunal has ended up convicting only three people for the communist group's heinous actions. Was it...
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In this photo released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Nuon Chea, who was the Khmer Rouge's chief ideologist and No. 2 leader, sits in a court room before a hearing at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The international tribunal to judge the criminal responsibility of former Khmer Rouge leaders for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians opened its session Friday to deliver its verdicts on charges of genocide and other crimes. (Mark Peters/Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia via AP)
November 16, 2018 - 3:41 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The last surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime that ruled Cambodia in the 1970s, when their reign of terror was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million people, were convicted Friday by an international tribunal of genocide, crimes against humanity...
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FILE - In this ICTY file photo dated Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, Slobodan Praljak drinks from a bottle after proclaiming his innocence shortly after hearing an appeals judge confirmed his 20-year sentence for crimes during the 1992-95 Bosnian war. The Hague Public Prosecution Service says in a written statement issued Friday Nov. 2, 2018, they have failed to unravel the mystery of how Croatian ex-general Praljak managed to smuggle a bottle of poison into a United Nations courtroom to take his own life. (The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) via AP)
November 02, 2018 - 3:13 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors said Friday they have closed their investigation without unravelling the mystery of how a Croatian ex-general managed to smuggle poison into a United Nations courtroom and take his own life, seconds after an appeals judge confirmed his 20-year...
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Sri Lanka's sacked Prime Mminister Ranil Wickeremesinghe attends a media briefing in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Wickremesinghe and his Cabinet and replaced him with a former strongman, creating what some observers said could be a constitutional crisis. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
October 27, 2018 - 11:05 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president suspended parliament on Saturday even as the prime minister he fired the previous day claimed he has majority support, adding to a growing political crisis in the South Asian island nation. Chaminda Gamage, a spokesman for the parliamentary speaker,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2000 file photo, former Yugoslav army chief of staff General Nebojsa Pavkovic, left, and General Vladimir Lazarevic, right, attend a military exercise, near the eastern Serbian town of Pirot, Serbia. A rights group has sharply criticized the Serbian government after the defense ministry published and promoted books written by Nebojsa Pavkovic and Vladimir Lazarevic, two former generals convicted of war crimes by a U.N. court. The Youth Initiative for Human Rights on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 said the move amounted to open state support for the war criminals. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
October 27, 2018 - 9:15 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A rights group on Saturday sharply criticized the Serbian government after the defense ministry published and promoted books that include the war memories of two former generals convicted of war crimes by a U.N. court. The Youth Initiative for Human Rights said in an open...
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Nadia Murad, a Yazidi who escaped the Islamic State and a co-recipient of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, reacts while speaking during a news conference at the International Federation for Human Rights office in Paris, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. An international human rights group says foreign fighters, including many Europeans, were responsible for carrying out the Islamic State group's atrocities against minority Yazidis. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
October 25, 2018 - 4:23 am
PARIS (AP) — Foreign fighters, including many Europeans, took a leading role in carrying out the Islamic State group's atrocities against minority Yazidis, an international human rights group said Thursday, citing testimony and documentation from survivors of an organized system of killing and...
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Palestinians sit outside their school in the West Bank Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he has decided to postpone the planned demolition of a West Bank hamlet to allow time for a negotiated solution with its residents, in a move that appeared aimed at staving off the fierce international condemnation such a demolition would likely entail. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
October 21, 2018 - 5:05 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he has decided to postpone the planned demolition of a West Bank hamlet to allow time for a negotiated solution with its residents, in a move that appeared aimed at staving off the fierce international condemnation such a...
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Israeli policeman tasers a Palestinian activist in the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar , West Bank, which is slated for demolition, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.(AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
October 17, 2018 - 5:07 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor issued a warning Wednesday that if Israel goes ahead and destroys a Palestinian Bedouin village on the West Bank that could constitute a war crime. Israel's Supreme Court recently rejected a final appeal against plans...
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FILE - The combo of file photos shows Doctor Denis Mukwege, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, left, on Nov. 26, 2014 and Yazidi woman from Iraq, Nadia Murad on Dec. 13, 2016 as they both address the European parliament in Strasbourg, France. The Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 was awarded to the Congolese doctor and a Yazidi former captive of the Islamic State group for their work to highlight and eliminate the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. (AP Photos/Christian Lutz, file)
October 05, 2018 - 1:59 pm
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Raped after being forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State group, Nadia Murad did not succumb to shame or despair — the young Iraqi woman spoke out. Surgeon Denis Mukwege treated countless victims of sexual violence in war-torn Congo and told the world of their suffering...
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Denis Mukwege, center, celebrates with his staff after learning he has been awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, at the Panzi hospital in Bukavu, eastern Congo, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. Mukwege, 63, founded the hospital and has treated thousands of women, many of whom were victims of gang rape. Armed men tried to kill him in 2012, forcing him to temporarily leave the country. "The importance of Dr. Mukwege's enduring, dedicated and selfless efforts in this field cannot be overstated. He has repeatedly condemned impunity for mass rape and criticized the Congolese government and other countries for not doing enough to stop the use of sexual violence against women as a strategy and weapon of war," the Nobel committee said in its citation Friday. (Norwegian Church Aid via AP)
October 05, 2018 - 8:25 am
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The Congolese surgeon who shares this year's Nobel Peace Prize says he is dedicating the award to "the women of all the countries of the world wounded by conflict and confronted by violence every day."...
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