Latest War crimes News

Amnesty urges Sudan's military to extradite ousted al-Bashir

Aug. 16, 2019 4:46 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International is urging Sudan's military rulers to hand over longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court to stand trial for war crimes and genocide linked to the Darfur conflict. Amnesty's statement on Friday — just two days before al-Bashir is to go on...

Sri Lanka's feared wartime official now in presidential fray

Aug. 11, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was nominated as the Sri Lankan opposition's presidential candidate on Sunday, is a national hero to some for his role in ending the island nation's long civil war. But to his critics and victims of war and shadowy disappearances, he's a feared...

N. Macedonian court rejects Kosovar's extradition to Serbia

Aug. 7, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A court in North Macedonia has rejected a Serbian extradition request for an ethnic Albanian former militant from Kosovo who was arrested under an international warrant for alleged war crimes. The Skopje court says it reviewed all documentation and found that conditions for...

Nuon Chea, ideologue of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, dies at 93

Aug. 4, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Nuon Chea, the chief ideologue of the communist Khmer Rouge regime that destroyed a generation of Cambodians, died Sunday, the country's U.N.-assisted genocide tribunal said. He was 93. Nuon Chea was known as Brother No. 2, the right-hand man of Pol Pot, the leader of the regime...

War crimes-related case tossed against SEAL platoon leader

Aug. 1, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy dismissed charges Thursday against an officer accused of covering up war crimes by a SEAL later acquitted of murder, and ordered a review of the service's justice system. The action by the chief of naval operations in the case of Lt. Jacob Portier is the latest blow to military...

Navy dismisses criminal case against officer charged with not reporting war crimes by Navy SEAL accused of murder

Aug. 1, 2019 8:17 PM EDT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Navy dismisses criminal case against officer charged with not reporting war crimes by Navy SEAL accused of murder.

Former Kosovo PM refuses to answer court's questions

Jul. 24, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Kosovo's former prime minister refused to answer questions put to him Wednesday by prosecutors at a court investigating alleged war crimes by separatist fighters from the Kosovo Liberation Army two decades ago. Ramush Haradinaj said he had fulfilled his obligation to the court...

Kosovo prime minister who resigned heads to war crimes court

Jul. 23, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The former prime minister of Kosovo left Tuesday for The Hague to be questioned by a special court investigating alleged war crimes by members of the separatist Kosovo Liberation Army two decades ago. Ramush Haradinaj resigned as prime minister a week ago so as "not to be questioned...

Serbia's president says Kosovo PM's resignation is a 'trick'

Jul. 20, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The surprise decision by Kosovo's prime minister to step down over a call for questioning from a Hague-based court has been slammed as a "political trick" by Serbia's president. Aleksandar Vucic said Saturday that Ramush Haradinaj's resignation the day before was designed to rally...

Kosovo PM resigns following Hague war crimes court summons

Jul. 19, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister resigned Friday after being invited for questioning by a Hague-based court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the country's 1998-99 war. Ramush Haradinaj said he agreed to be interviewed at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers next week and...