War crimes

FILE - In this June 21, 2016 file photo, former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba enters the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. Congo's government says Saturday, June 23, 2018 it will give former Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba, recently acquitted on appeal at the International Criminal Court of war crimes, a diplomatic passport to allow him to return to the country. Bemba remains a senator in Congo, and his Movement for the Liberation of Congo opposition party has said he should participate in next month's party congress. (Michael Kooren, Pool via AP, File)
June 23, 2018 - 7:40 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government says it will give former Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba, recently acquitted on appeal at the International Criminal Court of war crimes, a diplomatic passport to allow him to return to the country. Bemba's return likely would shake up Congo's political...
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June 23, 2018 - 6:16 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government says it will give former Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba, recently acquitted on appeal at the International Criminal Court of war crimes, a diplomatic passport to allow him to return to the country. A letter from Congo's foreign affairs minister to the...
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June 13, 2018 - 5:38 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Human Rights Watch alleges that Israel's use of lethal force against Palestinian demonstrators in the Gaza Strip in recent weeks may constitute war crimes. The statement was issued Wednesday ahead of an emergency U.N. General Assembly meeting to vote on a resolution condemning...
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June 11, 2018 - 1:17 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Human rights organizations called on International Criminal Court prosecutors Monday to investigate atrocities allegedly committed by the Mexican military in a crackdown on drug crime in the Chihuahua region. The rights groups presented a dossier to prosecutors...
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Palestinian protesters burn tires during a protest on the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Monday, May 14, 2018. Thousands of Palestinians are protesting near Gaza's border with Israel, as Israel prepared for the festive inauguration of a new U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
May 14, 2018 - 8:46 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The latest on the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and Palestinian protest (all times local): 3:40 a.m. Australia's prime minister has blamed the militant group Hamas for the deaths of more than 50 Palestinians under Israeli fire along the Israel-Gaza border...
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May 07, 2018 - 8:43 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The European Union has appointed U.S. prosecutor Jack Smith to head the special prosecutor's office that investigates former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army for crimes against ethnic Serbs in Kosovo's war for independence. A statement on Monday said Smith succeeds...
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Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj sits on the road in front of a police cordon, in the village of Jarak, Serbia, Sunday, May 6, 2018. Police have prevented a far-right leader Seselj, from holding a rally in an ethnically-mixed village where his nationalist speeches spurred ethnic hatred during the 1990s' Balkan conflict.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
May 06, 2018 - 7:51 am
JARAK, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police on Sunday prevented a Serbian far-right leader convicted of war crimes from returning to an ethnically-mixed northern village where he spurred ethnic hatred during the 1990s' Balkan war. Dozens of policemen sealed off Hrtkovci, 40 kilometers (24 miles) northwest...
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Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj sits on the road in front of a police cordon, in the village of Jarak, Serbia, Sunday, May 6, 2018. Police have prevented a far-right leader Seselj, from holding a rally in an ethnically-mixed village where his nationalist speeches spurred ethnic hatred during the 1990s' Balkan conflict.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
May 06, 2018 - 6:42 am
JARAK, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police have prevented a Serbian far-right leader convicted of war crimes from returning to an ethnically-mixed northern village where he spurred ethnic hatred during the 1990s' Balkan war. Dozens of policemen sealed off Hrtkovci on Sunday, blocking Serbian Radical Party...
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Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic arrives for the second day of his appeal at a U.N. court against his convictions on charges including genocide and crimes against humanity and his 40-year prison sentence in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (Yves Herman, pool photo via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 9:21 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A U.N. prosecution lawyer urged appeals judges Tuesday to convict former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic on a second genocide count and increase his 40-year sentence for overseeing Serb atrocities during the Bosnian war to a life term. Prosecutor Katrina Gustafson...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2015 file photo, Serbian far right leader Vojislav Seselj burns a Croatian flag at a protest in front of the Higher Court in Belgrade, Serbia. A Croatian parliamentary delegation has cut short a visit to neighboring Serbia after a far-right leader convicted of war crimes stamped on the Croatian national flag and insulted visiting officials. Croatian state TV said Wednesday, April 18, 2018 the delegation decided to return home after the incident in the Serbian parliament involving Serbian Radical Party leader Vojislav Seselj. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
April 18, 2018 - 12:48 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A Croatian parliamentary delegation on Wednesday cut short a visit to neighboring Serbia after a far-right leader convicted of war crimes reportedly stamped on the Croatian national flag and shouted insults. The delegation said they decided to return home after the incident...
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