Latest War crimes News

Guatemala sentences 5 ex-patrol members for 1982 rapes

Jan. 24, 2022 19:49 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A court in Guatemala sentenced five fomer members of a pro-government “civilian patrol” to 30 years in prison Monday in connection with the rape of Indigenous women during the Central American country’s civil war. The patrols functioned as...

UK police asked to probe Indian officials’ role in Kashmir

Jan. 19, 2022 10:12 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A London-based law firm filed an application with British police Tuesday seeking the arrest of India's army chief and a senior Indian government official over their alleged roles in war crimes in disputed Kashmir. Law firm Stoke White said it submitted extensive...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jan. 07, 2022 13:39 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Fake vaccine quote circulates after...

Sweden prosecutes woman for recruiting son to fight in Syria

Jan. 04, 2022 09:10 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — A 49-year-old woman from Sweden has been charged with war crimes and breaching international law for allegedly assisting in getting her son to fight in Syria as a child soldier, Swedish public prosecutors said on Tuesday. The woman, who has been in custody in...

France detains suspect in Syria chemical weapons probe

Dec. 27, 2021 10:04 AM EST

LE PECQ, France (AP) — French investigators said Monday they have detained a man suspected of supplying authorities in Syria with materials that can be used in the production of chemical weapons. The dual French-Syrian national was arrested in the south of France while vacationing...

Bosnia police jail 8 for war crimes during 1992-95 conflict

Dec. 16, 2021 05:09 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian police on Thursday arrested eight former Bosnian Serb army commanders and soldiers in the 1992 wartime killing of about 100 Bosniaks, including women, children and older people, authorities said. The eight are facing charges of crimes...

Watchdog says UN monitors needed in violence-hit Darfur

Dec. 15, 2021 04:44 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A human rights watchdog urged the United Nations on Wednesday to deploy monitors to Sudan’s western region of Darfur, where a surge in tribal clashes has killed more than 180 people since October. Human Rights Watch said in a statement that the monitors should...

Bosnia arrests 5 ex-soldiers for war crimes in Sarajevo

Dec. 07, 2021 05:46 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian authorities on Tuesday arrested five ex-soldiers for crimes against Serb civilians in Sarajevo during the 1992-95 war. The group are suspected of killing at least eight civilians and of crimes against at least 100 victims, including...

Judge leaves lawsuits against Libyan general Hifter on pause

Dec. 03, 2021 11:33 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia on Friday ruled that war-crimes lawsuits against a Libyan military commander who used to live in the U.S. must stay on hold for now to avoid interfering with upcoming presidential elections there. At a hearing in...

Bosnia police arrest 7 people on suspicion of war crimes

Dec. 03, 2021 05:21 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian police on Friday arrested seven people suspected of war crimes against civilians during the 1992-95 conflict in the Balkan country, the security authorities said. The group was apprehended in the areas of the eastern towns of...