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War Crimes

2019

17

Apr

Trump vetoes bill to end US military support for Saudi-led war in Yemen

Donald Trump has vetoed a bill passed by Congress to end US military assistance in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. The Senate had passed a bipartisan resolution on 13 March in a 54-to-46 vote, in a move that was largely seen as a rebuke of Trump’s alliance with the Saudi forces leading military action in […]

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Country: United States
Source: Euro News , The Guardian

12

Apr

German government approves certain arms supplies to Saudi Arabia, UAE

The German government has approved the export of certain military equipment and technology to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at a secret meeting of the Federal Security Council, the Spiegel magazine reported on Friday, citing documents of the country’s economic affairs ministry. According to the newspaper, Saudi Arabia will not receive German-made military […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Hürriyet , Sputnik

26

Mar

Five British commandos injured in secret operations in northern Yemen

London was not previously thought to be directly involved in fighting in Yemen against the Houthi militia, even though it was known to have supplied arms and training support to Saudi Arabia for many decades. Five British special forces troops from the Royal Navy’s Special Boat Service (SBS) have been injured in firefights with Yemeni militia, the Mail […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Hürriyet , Sputnik

22

Feb

Germany paying pensions to Nazi collaborators in UK and Belgium

Nearly 75 years after the second world war, Germany is still paying monthly pensions to collaborators of the wartime Nazi regime in several European countries including Belgium and Britain, according to Belgian MPs and media reports. The foreign affairs committee of the Belgian parliament this week voted in favour of a resolution urging the German federal government to put […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Guardian , Euro News

05

Feb

British army authorised killing of unarmed civilians

The British army allowed its soldiers to shoot unarmed civilians in Iraq and Afganistan, a report by the London-based Middle East Eye news website has revealed. The report’s author, Ian Cobain, interviewed several former British army soldiers, who confirmed they were given orders to shoot at civilians suspected of surveilling them. This was permitted under […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Aljazeera

2018

12

Sep

US threatens to arrest ICC judges who probe war crimes

The United States threatened on Monday to arrest and sanction judges and other officials of the International Criminal Court if it moves to charge any American who served in Afghanistan with war crimes. White House National Security Advisor John Bolton called the Hague-based rights body “unaccountable” and “outright dangerous” to the United States, Israel and […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT World

25

Jul

Evil tweet by Serbia’s official on Srebrenica woman death

Serbia’s Parliament Deputy Speaker and an official of the ultra-nationalist Serbian Radical Party (SRS) shocked the country with a tweet about the death of Hatidza Mehmedovic, the leader of the “Mother of Srebrenica” association and drew broad condemnation forcing her to delete the tweet. Vjerica Radeta’s tweet said: “I read that Hatidza Mehmedovic from the […]

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Country: Serbia
Source: N1

20

Jun

Court orders Denmark to compensate 18 Iraqis over torture

A court in Denmark has ordered the government to compensate 18 civilians who were tortured during the Iraq war in an operation carried out by Iraqi security forces along with a Danish battalion. In total, 23 plaintiffs had sued Denmark after they were arrested and subjected to “torture and inhumane treatment” in 2004 during operation ‘Green Desert’ […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: Al Jazeera

06

Jun

US-led coalition may have committed war crimes in Syria, says Amnesty

The US-led coalition fighting Daesh in Syria may have committed war crimes, a report by Amnesty International has found. According to the rights group, there was “a strong prima facie case that many coalition attacks that killed and injured civilians and destroyed homes and infrastructure violated international humanitarian law”. The accounts detailed in the report, […]

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Country: United States
Source: Middle East Monitor

05

Jun

US Ambassador to Israel tells the media to keep their ‘mouths shut’ about Israel

Massive death tolls from months of Israeli crackdowns in the Gaza Strip have been sparsely covered by the media, particularly in the US. But even where US media outlets have found fault with the killings, US Ambassador David Friedman is expressing anger, saying it’s “not reporting” to cover the killings critically. Friedman says media coverage that […]

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Country: United States
Source: Antiwar.com , TRT Haber