Latest War crimes News

Judge leaves lawsuits against Libyan general Hifter on pause

Dec. 03, 2021 11:33 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia on Friday ruled that war-crimes lawsuits against a Libyan military commander who used to live in the U.S. must stay on hold for now to avoid interfering with upcoming presidential elections there. At a hearing in...

Bosnia police arrest 7 people on suspicion of war crimes

Dec. 03, 2021 05:21 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian police on Friday arrested seven people suspected of war crimes against civilians during the 1992-95 conflict in the Balkan country, the security authorities said. The group was apprehended in the areas of the eastern towns of...

UN says Islamic State committed war crimes at Iraqi prison

Dec. 03, 2021 00:54 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of a U.N. team investigating atrocities in Iraq said that Islamic State extremists committed crimes against humanity and war crimes at a prison in Mosul in June 2014, where at least 1,000 predominantly Shiite Muslim prisoners were systematically killed. ...

UN General Assembly urged to investigate Yemen atrocities

Dec. 02, 2021 19:51 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 60 organizations urged the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday to establish an investigative body to gather and preserve evidence of serious human rights violations during Yemen’s seven-year conflict, including possible war crimes and crimes against humanity....

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...