Latest War crimes News

Post-war Liberians are demanding better mental health care

Oct. 12, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — More than a decade after back-to-back civil wars ravaged Liberia its people still await justice for countless abuses, and many say the lack of accountability is worsening a mental health crisis. The frustration soared when President George Weah recently indicated there was no need...

UN prosecutor charges former Rwandan minister with contempt

Oct. 11, 2019 7:17 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A United Nations prosecutor has charged a former Rwandan planning minister with contempt of court for allegedly bribing witnesses to recant testimony in an attempt to overturn his genocide convictions. Prosecutor Serge Brammertz released the indictment against Augustin...

2 Nobel literature prize winners expose Europe's fault lines

Oct. 10, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Prizes for literature were awarded Thursday to two writers enmeshed in Europe's social and political fault lines: a liberal Pole who has irked her country's conservative government and an Austrian accused by many liberals of being an apologist for Serbian war crimes. The rare double...

The Latest: Group want Handke award revoked

Oct. 10, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prizes (all times local): 10:48 p.m. The Mothers of Srebrenica group that gathers relatives of the victims of the 1995 massacre in the Bosnian enclave is demanding that the Nobel committee revoke Peter Handke's prize for literature. The...

Intl court orders alleged Mali jihadi leader to stand trial

Sep. 30, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges on Monday ordered an alleged jihadi leader from Mali to stand trial on war crimes and crimes against humanity charges. A pretrial chamber issued a confidential decision confirming charges including torture, rape, sexual slavery and...

French bank BNP Paribas accused of enabling Sudan war crimes

Sep. 26, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An alliance of human right organizations says nine Sudanese people have filed a criminal complaint against French bank BNP Paribas for alleged complicity in crimes against humanity, torture, and genocide during the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region. The International Federation for Human...

The Latest: Zimbabwe's president calls for end to sanctions

Sep. 25, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa is appealing for patience for his efforts to pull his country out of an economic collapse, and called on the U.S. and Europe to lift...

Colombia ex-rebels testify on kidnappings at peace tribunal

Sep. 23, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Former combatants for Colombia's once-largest rebel army asked for forgiveness Monday as they acknowledged kidnappings during the nation's long civil conflict at a special tribunal created by the peace process. Eleven former rebels gave the Special Peace Jurisdiction three file...

AP interview: Colombia to denounce Maduro at UN meeting

Sep. 22, 2019 4:56 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's president compared Nicolás Maduro to Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milosevic as he goes on a diplomatic offensive to corral the Venezuelan socialist, warning that he would be making a "stupid" mistake if he were to attack his U.S.-backed neighbor. Ivan Duque made the...

Rights group praises Serbia war crimes court rape conviction

Sep. 20, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A Serbian court has sentenced a former special police member to eight years in prison for raping a Bosniak woman during the 1992-95 war, in what has been described as a rare efficient war crimes trial in the Balkan country. The Higher Court in Belgrade on Thursday convicted Nikola...