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War Crimes

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

15

May

US blocks call for independent Gaza inquiry at UN: diplomats

The United States on Monday blocked the adoption of a UN Security Council statement that would have called for an independent probe of deadly violence on the Israel-Gaza border, according to diplomats. The violence on the Israel-Gaza border erupted as the new US embassy in Jerusalem was opened. “The Security Council expresses its outrage and sorrow at […]

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Country: United States
Source: France 24 , Habertürk

26

Apr

Switzerland allowed sarin gas component export to Syria

In 2014 a Swiss firm exported to Syria a chemical substance which can be used to produce deadly sarin gas, Swiss media reported on Wednesday. According to public Swiss Radio and Television RTS, a Swiss firm exported five metric tons of the chemical isopropanol to Syria in 2014. In May 2014, the Organization for the […]

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Country: Switzerland
Source: Anadolu Agency , Habertürk

03

Apr

US-led coalition admits to killing 855 civilians in Iraq, Syria

The U.S.-led coalition admitted to killing at least 855 civilians in airstrikes in Iraq and Syria in the past four years. “To date, based on information available, CJTF-OIR assesses at least 855 civilians have been unintentionally killed by Coalition strikes since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve,” CENTCOM said in the monthly civilian casualty report. The […]

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Country: United States
Source: Daily Sabah

19

Feb

ICC gets over 1 million testimonies from Afghans suing US, CIA, Gov’t over war crimes

The International Criminal Court began collecting material three months ago for a possible war crimes case involving armed actors Afghanistan. More than one million statements from Afghan people and organizations have been submitted to the International Criminal Court alleging war crimes were committed by several actors in the country including the U.S. military, the CIA, Afghan forces and the Taliban, local groups working […]

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Country: United States
Source: Telesur

19

Feb

Poland to freeze law returning stolen property to Jewish survivors

The Polish government has decided to “re-examine” a draft bill to compensate Holocaust survivors for property confiscated from Jews during World War 2, Ynet reported, citing the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO), which expressed a concern that the Polish Justice Ministry would slip the bill into cold storage for the foreseeable future. WJRO chairman Gideon […]

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Country: Poland
Source: Jewish Press