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War Crimes

2021

28

May

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Germany officially recognises colonial-era Namibia genocide

Germany has officially acknowledged that it committed genocide during its colonial-era occupation of Namibia, and announced a financial support gesture. German colonisers killed tens of thousands of Herero and Nama people there in early 20th Century massacres. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Friday acknowledged the killings as genocide. “In light of Germany’s historical and moral […]

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Country: Germany
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27

May

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As Macron visits Kigali, France seeks to redefine its relations in Africa

President Emmanuel Macron says he was born after the end of colonialism and wants that to dictate policy, but is it just lip service? A few months after he was elected, French President Emmanuel Macron marked his first Africa tour in 2017 to convince Africans to turn a new page after the dark chapters of […]

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Country: France
Source: , TRTWORLD

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
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21

Jan

Fransa Ruanda Soykırım

‘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

ABD Başkanı Trump

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