03 Mar 2022

Germany charges Gambian with crimes against humanity

A former member of the Gambian army has had charges filed against him by Germany’s federal prosecutors on Thursday. The allegations include participation in crimes aginst humanity, murder and attempted muder. The alleged crimes were committed between 2003 to 2006 by units of the army deployed under President Yahya Jammeh.

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13 Jan 2022

German court finds Syrian colonel guilty of crimes against humanity

In a landmark case, a German court has sentenced a Syrian colonel to life in prison over charges of crimes against humanity. The individual, Anwar Raslan was linked to the torture of over 4,000 people in Syria’s civil war. Raslan reportedly operated in a jail that was referred to as

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04 Nov 2021

ICC to probe Venezuela over alleged crimes against humanity

Venezuela will be investigated by the International Criminal Court to determine if crimes against humanity were committed in 2017 during crackdowns on anti-government protests. Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro said the country respects the decision to investigate. More than 100 people died during the crackdown on protests in 2017.  The protests

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11 Jun 2021

China has created a dystopian hellscape in Xinjiang, Amnesty report says

Human rights organization Amnesty International is speaking out about the crisis in China again, this time stating that China is committing crimes against humanity in Xinjiang, the northwestern region home to Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities. Amnesty published a report on Thursday that calls on the UN to investigate the

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24 Feb 2021

In world first, Germany convicts Syrian regime officer of crimes against humanity

A former syrian regime officer was convicted of crimes against humanity by a German court on Tuesday. This was the first-ever trial of people linked to the government in Damascus. The German city of Koblenz’s court charged Eyad al-Gharib for aiding crimes against humanity and sentenced to four and a

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16 Sep 2020

Venezuela: UN investigators accuse authorities of crimes against humanity

The United Nations has formally accused the Venezuelan government of crimes against humanity after an investigation into the country’s administration on behalf of the UN Human Rights Council. According to the investigation, the country has committed egregious violations including cases of killings, torture, and disappearances. President Nicolás Maduro and his

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01 May 2020

Germany opens landmark trial of Syrian regime officers accused of crimes against humanity

Yesterday, Germany began a landmark trial of Colonel Anwar Raslan, a former high ranking Syrian regime officer who is on trial for overseeing the torture of thousands of prisoners. Raslan worked for Syrian intelligence services before defecting in 2012, a year before the beginning of the Syrian civil war. Raslan

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