War crimes

Bosnian Serb official, Milorad Dodik, who is the member of Bosnia's multi-ethnic presidency speaks during an official commemoration ceremony for Momcilo Krajisnik, wartime parliament speaker in Banja Luka, Bosnia, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Bosnian Serb authorities on Wednesday held an official commemoration ceremony for a former wartime top leader who died of COVID-19, despite his war crimes conviction by a U.N. court. Bosnian Serb president, prime minister and other officials attended the ceremony in the northern city of Banja Luka, the seat of the Serb-run part of Bosnia. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)
September 16, 2020 - 6:32 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian Serb authorities on Wednesday held an official commemoration for a top former wartime leader, despite his war crimes conviction by a U.N. court. The Bosnian Serb president, prime minister and other officials attended the event in the northern city of...
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September 16, 2020 - 3:23 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Authorities in Bosnia on Wednesday arrested seven Bosnian Serb former military officers and troops suspected in the killing of 44 Bosniak civilians during the 1992-95 war. In all, nine people are suspected of the September 1992 crime in the area of Sokolac, in...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2009, file photo, former Khmer Rouge prison commander Kaing Guek Eav, also know as Duch looks on during the first full day of a U.N.-backed tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Khmer Rouge’s chief jailer, who admitted overseeing the torture and killings of as many as 16,000 Cambodians while running the regime’s most notorious prison, died at a hospital in Cambodia early Wednesday morning, Sept. 2, 2020. Kaing Guek Eav, known as Duch, was 77 and had been serving a life prison term for war crimes and crimes against humanity. (Mak Remissa/Pool Photo via AP, File)
September 02, 2020 - 12:57 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Khmer Rouge’s chief jailer, who admitted overseeing the torture and killings of as many as 16,000 Cambodians while running the regime’s most notorious prison, has died. Kaing Guek Eav, known as Duch, was 77 and had been serving a life prison term for war crimes and...
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August 31, 2020 - 9:32 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Congolese Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Denis Mukwege has urged European Union nations to bring people accused of war crimes and other major abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo to justice. Speaking to EU lawmakers via video-link on Monfsy, Mukwege called on member states to...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 file photo, Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic enters the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, to hear the verdict in his genocide trial. Mladic is appealing Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 against his convictions for crimes including genocide committed throughout the 1992-95 Bosnian War. Mladic was convicted by a U.N. war crimes tribunal in 2017 and sentenced to life imprisonment for masterminding crimes by Bosnian Serb forces throughout the war that left 100,000 dead, an overwhelming majority of them Bosnian Muslim civilians. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool, File)
August 25, 2020 - 5:00 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A lawyer for Ratko Mladic told a U.N. court Tuesday that the former Bosnian Serb military chief may not be mentally fit to take part in an appeal hearing against his convictions for crimes including genocide committed throughout the 1992-95 Bosnian War and warned that...
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Worshippers queue to pay respects to the war dead at Yasukuni Shrine Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Tokyo. Japan marked the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 15, 2020 - 1:56 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Saturday marked the 75th anniversary of its surrender in World War II, with Emperor Naruhito expressing “deep remorse” over his country’s wartime actions at a somber annual ceremony curtailed by the coronavirus pandemic. Naruhito pledged to reflect on the war's events and...
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Kosovo's president Hashim Thaci speaks to the media as he arrives at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers in The Hague, Monday July 13, 2020. Kosovo’s president visited prosecutors at The Hague who have charged him with criminal responsibility for crimes including nearly 100 murders during and after his nation's battle for independence from Serbia, saying his visit was “the price for freedom” for his country. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)
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July 13, 2020 - 7:50 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Kosovo’s president visited prosecutors at The Hague on Monday who have charged him with criminal responsibility for crimes including nearly 100 murders during and after his nation's battle for independence from Serbia, saying his visit was “the price for freedom” for...
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Kosovo president Hashim Thaci speaks during a televised address to the nation, in Pristina, Kosovo, Monday, June 29, 2020. Kosovo’s president on Monday denied committing war crimes during and after a 1998-1999 armed conflict between ethnic Albanian separatists and Serbia and said he would resign if the indictment is confirmed by an international war crimes court. (AP Photo/Astrit Ibrahimi)
July 12, 2020 - 1:35 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo’s president said Sunday he was going to The Hague to prove to prosecutors investigating war crimes allegedly committed during and after a 1998-1999 armed conflict in Kosovo between ethnic Albanian separatists and Serbia that he had broken no international laws during...
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Survivor Bahrudin Salihovic sits by the coffin of his father, inside the former UN base in Potocari, near Srebrenica, Bosnia, Friday, July 10, 2020. Nine newly found and identified men and boys will be laid to rest when Bosnians commemorate on Saturday 25 years since more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims perished in 10 days of slaughter, after Srebrenica was overrun by Bosnian Serb forces during the closing months of the country's 1992-95 fratricidal war, in Europe's worst post-WWII massacre. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)
July 11, 2020 - 9:14 am
SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bahrudin Salihovic always knew his father had perished 25 years ago in the storm of violence unleashed after Serb forces overran the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica in the final months of the Balkan country’s 1992-95 war. He himself barely survived. But over...
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Women lean on a gravestone in Potocari, near Srebrenica, Bosnia, Saturday, July 11, 2020. Nine newly found and identified men and boys were laid to rest as Bosnians commemorate 25 years since more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims perished in 10 days of slaughter, after Srebrenica was overrun by Bosnian Serb forces during the closing months of the country's 1992-95 fratricidal war, in Europe's worst post-WWII massacre. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)
July 11, 2020 - 7:32 am
SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Dozens of world leaders on Saturday joined survivors of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia to remember the victims of the only crime in Europe since World War II that has been declared a genocide. Most international speakers urged tolerance and...
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