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War Crimes

2021

06

Apr

France accused of “complicity” in Rwandan genocide

A Rwandan report made public yesterday accuses senior French officials, including the then French president, of supporting Hutu elements in the Rwandan government responsible for months of killing in 1994 that left 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus dead. The report, compiled by a special investigative commission, singles out the late President François Mitterrand, the prime […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , POLITICO

27

Mar

‘Blind’ France bears responsibility on Rwanda genocide, historical commission reports

France bears overwhelming responsibilities over the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and was “blind” to preparations for the massacres, a report by historians said Friday, while adding there was no evidence Paris was complicit in the killings. A historical commission set up by President Emmanuel Macron concluded there had been a “failure” on the part of […]

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Country: France
Source: , FRANCE 24

05

Mar

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US opposes ICC probe into Israel, Palestinians; weighs maintaining sanctions

State Department spokesman says Palestinians aren’t sovereign state and therefore can’t delegate jurisdiction to The Hague, says decision ‘unfairly’ targets Israel The Biden administration “firmly” opposes the International Criminal Court’s decision to open an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Israel and the Palestinians, but is still weighing whether to maintain sanctions against the […]

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Country: United States
Source: , The Times for Israel

12

Feb

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Netherlands honors veterans of UN mission in Srebrenica

The Dutch government will pay 5,000 euros each to the nation’s soldiers who were part of a UN peacekeeping mission that failed to prevent the Srebrenica genocide in 1995 in Bosnia and Herzegovina in appreciation of their service in horrific circumstances. More than 8,300 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were killed after Bosnian Serb forces […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: ,

21

Jan

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‘Archives show French complicity in Rwandan genocide’

French state policy can be seen as complicit in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, according to a researcher studying the official state archives. Francois Graner, research director at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) at Paris Diderot University, has been researching official archives on France’s role in the genocide, which left some 800,000 dead, since […]

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Country: France
Source: , AA

06

Jan

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Wedding guests killed in Mali airstrike, local sources say

More than 20 people, including children, were killed in airstrikes during a wedding ceremony in a remote desert area of central Mali, according to local sources. It was not immediately clear who carried out the attacks but the reports emerged as French military sources said its forces in the country had carried out an airstrike […]

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Country: France
Source: , The Guardian

04

Jan

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Lethal airstrikes in Yemen ‘left off’ confidential UK record

The government is under pressure to explain why a series of air strikes in Yemen, many involving civilian casualties, have not been recorded in its confidential log of alleged breaches of international humanitarian law (IHL). The existence of the database, which has been kept by the Ministry of Defence since 2015, emerged only when the […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: AA , The Guardian

2020

23

Dec

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Trump pardons Blackwater contractors jailed for massacre of Iraq civilians

President Donald Trump has pardoned four Blackwater security guards who were given lengthy prison sentences for killing 14 civilians in Baghdad in 2007, a massacre that caused international uproar over the use of private contractors in war zones. The four – Paul Slough, Evan Liberty, Dustin Heard and Nicholas Slatten – were part of an […]

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Country: United States
Source: AA , The Guardian

01

Dec

Photo reveals Australian soldier drinking beer out of dead Taliban fighter’s prosthetic leg

Senior Australian special forces soldiers drank beer out of the prosthetic leg of a dead Taliban soldier at an unauthorised bar in Afghanistan – with a photograph of the act being revealed for the first time by Guardian Australia. A number of photographs obtained by the Guardian show one senior soldier – who is still […]

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Country: Australia
Source: SPUTNIK , The Guardian

20

Aug

British spy’s account sheds light on role in 1953 Iranian coup

A first-hand account of Britain’s role in the 1953 coup that overthrew the elected prime minister of Iran and restored the shah to power has been published for the first time. The account by the MI6 officer who ran the operation describes how it took British intelligence years to persuade the US to take part in the […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: EN , The Guardian