Combat vets in jury pool for decorated Navy SEAL’s trial

U.S. 06/17/19, 19:14

Combat veterans from the Navy and Marines were among possible jurors Monday in the trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care in Iraq. All but one of the potential jurors in the court-martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher had served in ...

Military judge removes prosecutor from Navy SEAL war crimes case

U.S. 06/03/19, 19:05

A military judge has removed the lead prosecutor accused of misconduct from the war crimes case of a decorated Navy SEAL. Defense attorney Tim Parlatore says Capt. Aaron Rugh (ROO) made the ruling Monday after he and other attorneys for Chief Edward Gallagher excoriated prosecutors for tracking their emails without court ...

Update: Judge in Navy SEAL case chides investigators

U.S. 05/31/19, 17:24

The Latest on the court case of a Navy SEAL charged with murder (all times local):3:25 p.m.A military judge has chided investigators in a Navy SEAL's war crimes case for not testifying about who authorized a scheme to snoop on defense lawyer emails.Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, left, hugs ...

Lawyers for freed Navy SEAL want war crime case dismissed

U.S. 05/31/19, 07:26

Attorneys for a decorated Navy SEAL facing a murder trial in the death of an Islamic State prisoner will try again Friday to have the case dismissed after their client was unexpectedly freed from custody. A military judge released Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher from custody on Thursday, which drew gasps ...

California congressman says he’s taken photo with dead enemy

U.S. 05/27/19, 15:09

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California acknowledged taking a photo with a dead combatant during his time as a Marine as he defended a Navy SEAL charged with multiple war crimes, including killing a teenage fighter. The Republican congressman, who was re-elected last November as he faces corruption charges, made the ...

ICC prosecutor warns Libyan combatants against war crimes

Africa 05/08/19, 18:45

The International Criminal Court's prosecutor warned Libya's warring parties Wednesday that her office is prepared to investigate and prosecute anyone committing war crimes or crimes against humanity.Fatou Bensouda's warning in a briefing to the Security Council followed the U.N. health agency's tweet that 443 people have been killed and 2,110 ...

Darfur justice could prove elusive despite al-Bashir’s fall

Africa 04/22/19, 10:28

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, driven from power and now languishing in a prison where his opponents were once jailed and tortured, is more vulnerable than ever to a decade-old international arrest warrant for war crimes committed in Darfur.But the military, which forced him from power after four months of mass ...

Serbia’s “Lady Macbeth” buried near late strongman Milosevic

Europe 04/20/19, 11:33

Several dozen supporters attended the funeral Saturday of Mirjana Markovic, the widow of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic who was dubbed the "Lady Macbeth" of the Balkans because of the huge influence she had on her husband.Markovic's ashes were placed in her husband's grave in the backyard of the family ...

Bosnian Serb wrongly calls Srebrenica massacre a ‘myth’

World 04/13/19, 11:36

A Bosnian Serb leader has wrongly called the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, where over 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed by Bosnian Serb troops, "a fabricated myth." The comments defy international court rulings that say genocide was committed in the eastern Bosnian enclave.Both the International Court of Justice and the ...

International court judges reject Afghanistan investigation

Asia & Pacific 04/12/19, 08:25

In a decision decried as a "devastating blow for victims," International Criminal Court judges on Friday rejected a request by the court's prosecutor to open an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan and alleged crimes by U.S. forces linked to the conflict.In a lengthy written ruling, ...

A timeline of key events in rule of Sudan’s al-Bashir

Africa 04/11/19, 08:23

After 30 years in power, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was arrested and deposed by the military on Thursday, following nearly four months of protests against his rule. The army has also taken over the country for the next two years and imposed a three-month state of emergency, plunging the nation ...

Serbia: Ex-officer convicted of war crimes gets book event

Europe 04/10/19, 14:02

Serbia's defense ministry on Wednesday promoted a book by a former army chief of staff who is serving a 22-year prison sentence for war crimes committed by Serbian troops in Kosovo during the late 1990s.A video recording allowed former Gen. Nebojsa Pavkovic to address participants at a ministry ceremony from ...

German on trial over death of 5-year-old Yazidi slave girl

Europe 04/09/19, 07:03

A German convert to Islam went on trial Tuesday on charges that, as a member of the extremist Islamic State group in Iraq, she allowed a 5-year-old Yazidi girl she and her husband kept as a slave to die of thirst in the hot sun.The 27-year-old, identified only as Jennifer ...

Rights body votes to beef up monitoring of Palestinian areas

Europe 03/22/19, 08:58

The top U.N. human rights body has asked the U.N. human rights chief to strengthen her office's presence in Palestinian areas following an investigation that found Israeli soldiers may have committed war crimes in a deadly response to Gaza protests last year.The Human Rights Council made the request in a ...

Sri Lanka averts rift spilling over to UN rights session

Asia & Pacific 03/20/19, 22:40

Sri Lanka's leader has abandoned plans to oppose his prime minister's support of a United Nations resolution that would give the island nation more time to address war crime allegations stemming from its long civil war.On the U.N. human rights council agenda this week is a report by High Commissioner ...

Bosnia divided over UN ruling on wartime leader Karadzic

Europe 03/20/19, 13:16

A U.N. court's decision Wednesday to uphold the genocide and war crimes convictions of ex-Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic and sentence him to life behind bars was applauded by survivors of Bosnia's bloody '90s war — but blasted by the country's Serbs as biased.Gathered in a memorial center near this ...

Update: Hearing underway for Karadzic appeals decisions

Europe 03/20/19, 08:13

The Latest on a U.N. court's decision on the conviction and sentencing of ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic (all times local):14:10 p.m.A hearing is underway at a United Nations court where judges will hand down their decisions in the appeal by former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic against his convictions ...

UN judges to deliver Radovan Karadzic appeals decisions

Europe 03/20/19, 04:52

United Nations judges are set to hand down their decisions in the appeal by former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic against his convictions and 40-year sentence for masterminding atrocities in his country's devastating 1992-95 war.Karadzic appealed his 2016 convictions for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, as well as ...

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