Masih Ur-Rahman’s seven children and wife were killed in a US air strike on their house last September in Wardak, a central Afghan province. Four other relatives in the house, all children, also died. “I lost everything in this life,” he told Al Jazeera. “I ask myself every day, how could[…]
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[…]
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[…]
A special court in Senegal has sentenced former Chadian military ruler Hissene Habre to life in prison after convicting him of crimes against humanity, torture and sexual slavery. The verdict on Monday caps a 16-year battle by victims and rights campaigners to bring the former leader to justice in Senegal,[…]
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[…]
President Hissene Habre has been forcibly brought to court for the second day of his trial for crimes against humanity. The trial has been suspended until 7 September after Mr Habre and his lawyers refused to speak to the judge. The court in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, has now appointed new lawyers[…]
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[…]
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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