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Darfur justice could prove elusive despite al-Bashir's fall

Apr. 22, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, driven from power and now languishing in a prison where his opponents were once jailed and tortured, is more vulnerable than ever to a decade-old international arrest warrant for war crimes committed in Darfur. But the military, which forced him from...

Serbia's "Lady Macbeth" buried near late strongman Milosevic

Apr. 20, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

POZAREVAC, Serbia (AP) — Several dozen supporters attended the funeral Saturday of Mirjana Markovic, the widow of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic who was dubbed the "Lady Macbeth" of the Balkans because of the huge influence she had on her husband. Markovic's ashes were placed in her husband's...

Former Rwanda rebel group leader accused of war crimes dies

Apr. 18, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The former head of a Rwandan rebel group has died in Germany while awaiting retrial on war crimes charges, a court says. Ignace Murwanashyaka, the former president of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, was convicted by a Stuttgart court in 2015 of leading a terrorist...

Former Rwanda rebel group leader accused of war crimes dies

Apr. 17, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court says the former head of a Rwandan rebel group has died in prison while awaiting retrial on war crimes charges. Ignace Murwanashyaka, the former president of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, was convicted by a Stuttgart court in 2015 of leading a terrorist...

Investigative website says French arms used in Yemen's war

Apr. 15, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French investigative website said Monday that weapons made in France "may have been used to commit war crimes" in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Disclose based its report on a classified note from France's military intelligence service saying that French-made weapons,...

Kosovo court orders Serb man detained for war crimes trial

Apr. 15, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A Kosovo court has ordered a Serb man to be detained while he awaits trial on charges of genocide and war and humanitarian crimes during Kosovo's 1998-99 war for independence. The court says in a statement Monday that the man, identified only by his initials as Z.K., is suspected of...

Bosnian Serb wrongly calls Srebrenica massacre a 'myth'

Apr. 13, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A Bosnian Serb leader has wrongly called the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, where over 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed by Bosnian Serb troops, "a fabricated myth." The comments defy international court rulings that say genocide was committed in the eastern Bosnian...

Sudan army removes leader, rejects al-Bashir extradition

Apr. 12, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Sudanese military on Friday swiftly replaced the country's transitional leader linked to the Darfur genocide after street rallies against him and said that it wouldn't hand over ousted President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court, where he faces charges of crimes against...

Judges reject Afghanistan probe; cite lack of cooperation

Apr. 12, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a decision decried as "deeply flawed" and a "devastating blow for victims," International Criminal Court judges on Friday rejected a request by the court's prosecutor to open an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan and alleged crimes by U.S. forces...

International Criminal Court judges reject prosecution request to open investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan

Apr. 12, 2019 8:04 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — International Criminal Court judges reject prosecution request to open investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan.