Tag: War Crimes

ratko mladic

UN Court Convicts Mladic of Genocide Over Bosnia’s Horrors

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ratko Mladic, the former commander of the Bosnian Serb army, was sentenced Wednesday to life imprisonment after a United Nations special court found him guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity that it labeled as some of the “most heinous” in human history.

Swedish police volunteers patrol on December 13, 2010 at the corner of Bryggaregatan and Drottninggatan street in central Stockholm, where an apparent car bomb and a separate blast targeted Christmas shoppers two days ago. Sweden's chief prosecutor said today investigators were almost certain the author of the failed suicide attack was Swedish citizen Taymour Abdel Wahab. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Sweden Charges Syrian Migrant with War Crimes

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors have charged a Syrian asylum-seeker and a former fighter with Damascus’ government forces with war crimes on suspicion that he posed in front of dead or wounded combatants from the Islamic State group.

War Crimes of Imperial Japan: A Lesson In Moral Equivalence for Mr. Obama

In his speech referencing “evil” at Hiroshima today, President Obama somehow forgot to mention the evils perpetrated by Imperial Japan or the unspeakable suffering it inflicted upon POWs and civilians who fell into its clutches. Let’s correct that oversight, to help the President understand why moral equivalence is the dim refuge of lazy minds, and equating American troops with the Axis forces they defeated is an outrage.

Germany And France

Syrian Migrant War Criminal Arrested

German police have arrested Syrian migrant in Germany who they say participated in crimes during the Syrian civil war. German Federal prosecutors have alleged that a Syrian migrant they identified as Ibrahim Al F. was commander of a rebel militia in

Finland Charges Iraqi Migrants With War Crimes

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Two Iraqi men have been charged with war crimes by Finnish prosecutors, the Helsinki prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday. The men are charged in connection with incidents that took place in Iraq in 2014 and 2015 and


‘Thank You, Russia! Thank You, Hezbollah!’ Cries Liberated Syrian Town

CNN offers a man-on-the-street view of the Syrian civil war, showing residents of the mostly Shiite town of Nubl, close to the Turkish border, celebrating the ejection of rebel forces by dictator Bashar Assad’s troops. Citizens displayed photos and banners of Assad, as well as photos of Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran.