04 Mar 2021

ICC to Probe Alleged War Crimes in Palestinian Territories

The International Criminal Court prosecutor is allegedly opening an investigation into possible war crimes committed in the Palestinian territories. The investigation will span almost seven years, dating back to 2014. Israel has condemned the announcement while the Palestinian Authority has celebrated it. The Wednesday statement follows a recent court ruling

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25 Jun 2020

Kosovo President Facing 10-Count Indictment on War Crimes

Hashim Thaci, Kosovo’s president, is facing charges for war crimes by an international tribunal. This has forced Thaci to cancel a trip to the White House scheduled for this Saturday to discuss the Balkans peace talks. Thaci has led Kosovo as prime minister of president for almost a decade. However,

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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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31 Oct 2019

CIA-trained Afghan forces ‘committed war crimes,’ report

A new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) accuses US-backed Afghan forces trained by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of carrying out “summary executions and other grave abuses without accountability.” The study is based on testimonies of local residents, who said that the forces conducted unlawful night raids based

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