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Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic loses genocide appeal

Jun. 08, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ratko Mladic, the military chief known as the “Butcher of Bosnia” for orchestrating genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in the Balkan nation’s 1992-95 war, lost his final legal battle Tuesday when U.N. judges rejected his appeals and affirmed...

UN court upholds genocide, war crimes convictions of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic in final appeal

Jun. 08, 2021 10:18 AM EDT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — UN court upholds genocide, war crimes convictions of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic in final appeal.

UN strongly condemns violations in Central African Republic

Jun. 07, 2021 21:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Monday strongly condemned violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in the Central African Republic and warned that attacks on United Nations peacekeepers there may constitute war crimes. The press...

Before final verdict, Mladic's bloody legacy divides Bosnia

Jun. 05, 2021 07:41 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Fikret Grabovica wants to see at least some remorse from wartime Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic when U.N. judges deliver their final verdict for genocide and other war crimes committed during Bosnia’s 1990s ethnic carnage. ...

Gaza's bereaved civilians fear justice will never come

Jun. 02, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The al-Kawlaks, a family of four generations living next door to each other in downtown Gaza City, were utterly unprepared for the inferno. Like others, they were terrified by the heavy bombing in Israel's fourth war with Gaza's Hamas rulers...

China showcases Xinjiang's economy to fight rights criticism

Jun. 02, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China is showcasing economic development in its northwestern Xinjiang region to fight allegations of human rights abuses there. The region’s government organized an international Zoom call featuring numerous testimonials from Muslim ethnic minorities...

ICC prosecutor urges Sudan to hand over Darfur suspects

May. 30, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor on Sunday urged Sudan’s transitional government to hand over suspects wanted for war crimes and genocide in the Darfur conflict, the Sudanese official news agency reported. ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda...

UN rights chief: Israeli strikes in Gaza may be war crimes

May. 27, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The top U.N. human rights body on Thursday passed a resolution aimed to intensify scrutiny of Israel's treatment of Palestinians, after the U.N. rights chief said Israeli forces may have committed war crimes and faulted the militant group Hamas for violations of international...

China denounces people's tribunal on alleged Xinjiang abuses

May. 25, 2021 05:32 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday denounced plans for a people’s tribunal in Britain on allegations of genocide against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslim people in China's Xinjiang region. The spokesman for the northwestern region’s government, Xu Guixiang, said China...

Syrian blames Israel for mysterious attacks on oil tankers

May. 24, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s foreign minister blamed Israel for mysterious attacks over more than a year targeting oil tankers heading to Syria, saying they violate international law and will not go unpunished. Faisal Mekdad told Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen TV in an...