war crime

U.N. Rights Chief Says Aleppo Bombardment Most Likely a War Crime

GENEVA, Dec 14 – Syria’s government forces and their allies have almost certainly violated international law and probably committed war crimes by the latest bombardment of civilians hoping to be evacuated from eastern Aleppo, the U.N. human rights chief said on Wednesday. “The Syrian Government has a clear responsibility to ensure its people are safe,

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Islamist Rebel Gets Nine Years Imprisonment for Timbuktu Destruction

By Stephanie van den Berg THE HAGUE, Sept 27 – War crimes judges on Tuesday sentenced a former Islamist rebel who admitted wrecking holy shrines during Mali’s 2012 conflict to nine years in prison, in the first such case to focus on destruction of cultural heritage. Human rights groups and international legal experts hope Ahmad

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