crimes against humanity

Nigeria’s military committed war crimes, crimes against humanity: Amnesty

Nigeria’s military has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity including torture, rape and killing civilians during its fight against Islamist insurgency Boko Haram, human rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday. The crimes were perpetrated for years and have continued despite a presidential inquiry established last August whose findings[…]

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Eritrea commits crimes against humanity – UN

Eritrea’s government is guilty of committing crimes against humanity since independence a quarter-century ago with up to 400,000 people “enslaved”, the UN said on Wednesday. The crimes committed since 1991 to the present day include imprisonment, enforced disappearance, extrajudicial killings, and rape and murder, said the United Nations Commission of[…]

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Top Rwanda genocide suspect arrested in DRC

One of nine top fugitive Rwandan genocide suspects, a former mayor accused of crimes against humanity, has been arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations has said. Ladislas Ntaganzwa is accused of organising “the massacre of thousands of Tutsis at various locations,” the UN-backed Mechanism for International[…]

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UN votes to probe North Korea ‘crimes’

The United Nations has adopted a landmark resolution condemning North Korean rights abuses and laying the groundwork for putting the Pyongyang regime in the dock for crimes against humanity. A resolution asking the Security Council to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court passed by a resounding vote of[…]

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Cambodian Khmer Rouge leaders jailed for life

Two former Khmer Rouge leaders were jailed for life Thursday after being found guilty of crimes against humanity by Cambodia’s UN-backed court, the first-ever sentences for leaders of the murderous regime. “Brother Number Two” Nuon Chea, 88, and former head of state Khieu Samphan, 83, were “guilty of the crimes[…]

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