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Bosnian war criminal dies after 'taking poison' in UN court drama

Bosnian war criminal dies after 'taking poison' in UN court drama

A Bosnian Croat war criminal died Wednesday after apparently drinking poison in dramatic courtroom scenes after UN judges upheld his 20-year jail term, Croatian media said, throwing the tribunal into chaos during its final judgement.

'Butcher of Bosnia' found guilty, jailed for life

'Butcher of Bosnia' found guilty, jailed for life

UN judges on Wednesday sentenced former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic to life imprisonment after finding him guilty of genocide and war crimes in the brutal Balkans conflicts over two decades ago.

Judgement day begins for 'Butcher of Bosnia'

Judgement day begins for 'Butcher of Bosnia'

UN judges Wednesday began handing down their verdict in the trial of former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic, accused of genocide and war crimes in the brutal Balkans conflicts over two decades ago.

Dutchman put on trial for Ethiopian war crimes in 1970s

Dutchman put on trial for Ethiopian war crimes in 1970s

A Dutch citizen will go on trial in the Netherlands next Monday on charges he committed war crimes in Ethiopia in the 1970s.

Sri Lanka general says denied visa to attend UN

Sri Lanka general says denied visa to attend UN

Sri Lanka's ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka Tuesday said he had been denied a visa to attend the UN general assembly because of unresolved war crime allegations against the military.

Qatari victims ask UK to investigate abuse by UAE

Qatari victims ask UK to investigate abuse by UAE

Lawyer says unnamed UAE officials were involved in torture of three Qatari men and asks British police to investigate.

Sri Lanka defends diplomat facing warcrimes charges

Sri Lanka defends diplomat facing warcrimes charges

Sri Lanka's president Sunday defended his ambassador to Latin America who faces war crimes allegations over his role as a senior army officer during and after the island's ethnic war.

Iraq, allies violated international law in Mosul: Amnesty

Iraq, allies violated international law in Mosul: Amnesty

Amnesty International said on Tuesday tactics used by Iraqi forces and their US-led coalition allies in the battle for Mosul violated international humanitarian law and might amount to war crimes.

London court rejects bid to halt UK arms sales to Saudi

London court rejects bid to halt UK arms sales to Saudi

London's High Court rejected a claim by campaigners that Britain's multi-billion-pound arms sales to Saudi Arabia should be halted because they were being used in Yemen in violation of international humanitarian law.

ICC unveils arrest warrant for ex-Gaddafi security chief

ICC unveils arrest warrant for ex-Gaddafi security chief

International judges on Monday unsealed an arrest warrant for Libya's former security chief, accusing him of carrying out war crimes in 2011 to quash opposition to late dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Nepal extends deadline for war crimes investigations

Nepal extends deadline for war crimes investigations

Nepal on Thursday extended the mandates for two commissions tasked with probing crimes committed during the bloody civil war, hours before a deadline was due to lapse without a single case being investigated.

Sri Lanka eyes $3.5bn post-war tourism boom

Sri Lanka eyes $3.5bn post-war tourism boom

Sri Lanka aims to make a record $3.5bn from tourism this year on the back of its improved rights record under a new government after years of ethnic war, its tourism minister said on Monday.