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Ukraine: Amnesty Int'l report sparks furor, resignation

Aug. 06, 2022 07:20 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The head of Amnesty International’s Ukraine chapter has resigned, saying the human rights organization shot down her opposition to publishing a report that claimed Ukrainian forces had exposed civilians to Russian attacks by basing themselves in populated areas. ...

Marcos Jr. says Philippines won't rejoin international court

Aug. 01, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Newly elected President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said Monday the Philippines has no plan to rejoin the International Criminal Court, a decision that supports his predecessor’s stance but rejects the wishes of human rights activists. Former President Rodrigo...

US judge rules against Libya's Hifter in war crimes suits

Jul. 30, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge has entered a default judgment against a Libyan military commander after he repeatedly failed to show up for depositions in a federal lawsuit in which he is accused of war crimes. The exact amount of the judgment against Khalifa Hifter, who...

Turkey: Germany must be impartial in disputes with Greece

Jul. 29, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister urged Germany on Friday to be “an honest broker” and not always side with Athens in disputes between Turkey and Greece. Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu made the comments during a tense news conference with his visiting German counterpart,...

Ukrainian court lowers Russian soldier's war crimes sentence

Jul. 29, 2022 06:30 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — An appeals court in Kyiv on Friday reduced to 15 years the life sentence of a Russian soldier convicted in the first war crimes trial since Russia invaded Ukraine in February. The trial has been closely watched as an early test of whether it’s possible to...

PBS series, AP detail toll of Russian invasion of Ukraine

Jul. 28, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two documentaries detailing the punishing effects of Russia's war on Ukraine will air on PBS' “Frontline” investigative series. The specials are part of an extensive collaboration between the series and The Associated Press that includes gathering, verifying...

ICC unseals warrant for Central African Republic ex-minister

Jul. 28, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court unsealed an arrest warrant Thursday for a former government minister in Central African Republic for crimes against humanity and war crimes allegedly committed during sectarian hostilities in 2013. Prosecutors at the...

Ukraine pushes to try alleged war crimes as fighting rages

Jul. 25, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The appeal of Ukraine’s first war crimes conviction was adjourned on Monday, as prosecutors keep pushing to hold Russia legally accountable for atrocities even as fighting rages in the south and east of the country. Thin and subdued, Vadim Shishimarin, a...

Group seeks ex-Sri Lankan president's arrest in Singapore

Jul. 24, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A human rights group said Sunday it had filed a criminal complaint with Singapore’s attorney general to seek the arrest of Sri Lanka’s former president for alleged war crimes during his country’s civil war. Gotabaya Rajapaksa was ousted from office...

UN court rejects Myanmar claims, will hear Rohingya case

Jul. 22, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges at the United Nations’ highest court on Friday dismissed preliminary objections by Myanmar to a case alleging the Southeast Asian nation is responsible for genocide against the Rohingya ethnic minority. The decision establishing the...