War crimes

FILE - In this file photo dated Monday Feb. 7, 2005, Serbian General Vladimir Lazarevic is seen during his initial appearance at the U.N. Yugoslav tribunal in the Hague, the Netherlands. The EU Monday Oct. 30, 2017, has warned European member candidate Serbia that appointing retired Gen. Vladimir Lazarevic as a lecturer at the country's military academy goes against EU's principles, as Lazarevic was sentenced by a U.N. war crimes tribunal for atrocities committed by Serb troops in Kosovo during the 1998-99 war. (AP Photos/Bas Czerwinski, FILE)
October 30, 2017 - 10:05 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The European Union on Monday warned member candidate Serbia that appointing a general who was convicted for war crimes as a lecturer at the Balkan country's military academy goes against the EU's principles. Retired Gen. Vladimir Lazarevic was sentenced to 14 years in prison...
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Presiding Judge Renckens, center, opens the court session in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in the case against a Dutch national of Ethiopian descent for alleged war crimes committed during the 1970's regime in Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
October 30, 2017 - 9:46 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A former Ethiopian soldier denied responsibility Monday for war crimes committed under a brutal Marxist regime in his home country in the 1970s, as he was questioned by judges at the start of his trial in a Dutch court. "You have the wrong person," the 63-year-old...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2004 file photo, Ricardo Palmera, known as Simon Trinidad, a leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, shouts out as he is escorted by soldiers, at a military base in Bogota, Colombia. Palmera, who was sentenced by a U.S. judge to 60 years in 2008, for helping hold three U.S. contractors hostages, signed on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 a document pledging to confess his war crimes to Colombia's special peace tribunals. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano, File)
October 25, 2017 - 5:12 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — One of the most prominent rebels from Colombia's long conflict has joined his country's reconciliation effort even though he is locked up in a maximum-security prison in Colorado with little immediate prospect of being able to return home, where thousands of other former...
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October 18, 2017 - 4:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Liberian accused of committing gruesome war crimes when he was a rebel commander called Jungle Jabbah was convicted Wednesday of lying about his past so he could enter the U.S. Several people from the west African nation came to Philadelphia to speak of their encounters with...
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FILE- In this Friday, June 3, 2011, image former Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic removes his hat in the court room during his initial appearance at the U.N.'s Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. A United Nations war crimes tribunal will deliver its verdicts on Nov. 22, 2017, in the long-running trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Mladic. Mladic was tried on 11 counts including genocide, murder and terror for allegedly overseeing atrocities by Serb forces in Bosnian's 1992-95 war that left 100,000 dead. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)
October 18, 2017 - 9:37 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A U.N. war crimes tribunal will deliver its verdicts next month in the long-running trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic. Mladic was tried on 11 counts including genocide, murder and terror for allegedly overseeing atrocities by Serb forces in...
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In this photo taken Thursday, June 29, 2017, Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin attends a government swearing in ceremony at the Serbian Parliament building, in Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia's defense minister has reaffirmed his support for a convicted war criminal, denouncing the U.S. ambassador to Belgrade for his critical tweet. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
October 12, 2017 - 8:00 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's defense minister has reaffirmed his support for a convicted war criminal, denouncing the U.S. ambassador to Belgrade for his critical tweet. Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin has praised former Gen. Vladimir Lazarevic, who was sentenced to 14 years in prison by a U...
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FILE - A Monday, June 1, 2011 file photo of former Bosnian Army commander of Srebrenica, Naser Oric, talking to the AP in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Bosnia's war crimes court on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 acquitted Oric, who was accused of committing atrocities during the 1992-95 Balkan conflict. Naser Oric was accused of war crimes against three Serb prisoners of war who had been murdered in villages around Srebrenica in the early days of the conflict. (AP Photo/Amel Emric, File)
October 09, 2017 - 11:29 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's war crimes court on Monday acquitted the wartime commander of Srebrenica, who was accused of committing atrocities against Serbs during the 1992-95 Balkan conflict. The acquittal of Naser Oric immediately prompted anger from Serbian leaders, with Serbian...
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October 09, 2017 - 11:07 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's president on Monday accused the international community of not keeping its end of the bargain after the country created an unpopular war crimes court to prosecute ethnic Albanians in cases linked to Kosovo's war. Hashim Thaci said among the things that international...
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October 02, 2017 - 12:34 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man who federal prosecutors say committed war crimes in Liberia is scheduled to go on trial in Philadelphia on charges that he lied about his past to enter the U.S. Court records show that 51-year-old Mohammed Jabbateh will go on trial on Monday after being charged with lying...
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The Sri Lanka embassy stands in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. Human rights groups in South America are alleging war crimes violations in lawsuits filed against a former Sri Lankan general who is now his Asian nation’s ambassador to Brazil and five other countries in Latin America. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
August 29, 2017 - 12:52 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A former Sri Lankan general accused of war crimes by human rights groups has left Brazil, where until recently he was his country's ambassador to six nations in South America, an embassy official said Tuesday. Jagath Jayasuriya left Brazil on Sunday to return to Sri Lanka...
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