Latest War crimes News

German court convicts ex-IS member in Yazidi girl's death

Nov. 30, 2021 16:58 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — In a landmark trial, a former member of the Islamic State group was found guilty of genocide by a German court Tuesday over the death of a 5-year-old Yazidi girl he had purchased as a slave and then chained up in the hot sun to die. The Frankfurt regional...

ICC judges cut Muslim radical's sentence in Timbuktu case

Nov. 25, 2021 11:43 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court appeals judges have cut by two years the sentence of an Islamic radical who pleaded guilty to overseeing the destruction of historic mausoleums in the Malian desert city of Timbuktu, the court announced Thursday. ...

EU parliamentarians urge stop to genocide denial in Serbia

Nov. 11, 2021 13:29 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A group of European parliamentarians on Thursday urged the Serbian president and other government officials to stop glorifying convicted war criminals and denying genocide committed in Bosnia in the 1990s. Their statement came two days after...

Sweden charges 2 oil executives for war crimes in Sudan

Nov. 11, 2021 07:06 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden has charged two executives of a Swedish oil exploration and production company for complicity in the military's war crimes in Sudan from 1999 to 2003, including in its dealings with the country's regime to secure the company’s oil operations in the...

Serbian police keep activists from mural of wartime general

Nov. 09, 2021 13:02 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Police officers in Serbia's capital were deployed Tuesday to a large wall painting of convicted Bosnian Serb wartime commander Ratko Mladic that activists wanted to paint over. Police in Belgrade, citing the need to prevent possible clashes...

Ex-Maryland man who joined al-Qaida sentenced at Guantanamo

Oct. 29, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A military jury imposed a sentence of 26 years Friday on a former Maryland man who admitted joining al-Qaida and has been held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center. But under a plea deal, the man could be released as soon as next year because of his cooperation with...

Prisoner gives Guantanamo court first account of CIA abuse

Oct. 29, 2021 00:37 AM EDT

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A Guantanamo Bay prisoner who went through the brutal U.S. government interrogation program after the 9/11 attacks described it openly for the first time Thursday, saying he was left terrified and hallucinating from techniques that the CIA long sought to keep secret....

German court sentences IS woman to 10 years in prison

Oct. 25, 2021 05:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German convert to Islam was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday on charges that, as a member of the extremist Islamic State group in Iraq, she allowed a 5-year-old Yazidi girl she and her husband kept as a slave to die of thirst in the hot sun. The...

Ivory Coast's ex-leader Gbagbo vows return to political life

Oct. 17, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo told supporters Sunday that he'll be involved in politics until his dying day, detailing his ambitions publicly for the first time since being acquitted of war crimes charges. The 76-year-old...

Laurent Gbagbo launches new political party in Ivory Coast

Oct. 16, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo launched a new political party Saturday, formally breaking ties with those who ran his former party while he spent years facing war crimes charges at the International Criminal Court. Gbagbo, 76, who...