25 Jul 2022

Russian investigator says 92 Ukrainians charged

92 members of the Ukrainian armed forces have been charged with crimes against humanity by Moscow. Alexander Bastrykin, the head of Russia’s investigative committee has stated that over 1,300 investigations have begun into war crimes committed by Ukrainian troops. Bastrykin proposed an international tribunal that is supported by Iran, Syria

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07 Jul 2022

21,000 alleged war crimes being investigated in Ukraine, prosecutor says

Ukraine has stated it is investigating over 21,000 war crimes and crimes of aggression that have been allegedly committed by Russia since the start of the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine. Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova has been receiving between 200 and 300 war crime reports a day.  Many of the trials

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18 May 2022

Russian soldier pleads guilty in first war crimes trial of Ukraine conflict

The first war crimes trial in Ukraine was held since the war began. In the trial, a 21-year-old soldier pleaded guilty to killing an unarmed civilian. The attack was against a 62-year-old man only a few days after the invasion began. After pleading guilty, he will face a life sentence. 

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03 Mar 2022

Ukraine: Russia faces war crimes investigation

An investigation into war crimes committed by Russia in the invasion of Ukraine has begun. The International Criminal Court said evidence is being collected on war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. 39 nations called for this inquiry to be opened. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Moscow of war crimes

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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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