war crimes

Lady Justice
Apr 21 '17 15:55

Dutch arms dealer Guus Kouwenhoven was sentenced to 19 years in prison by the court in Den Bosch on Friday. He was found guilty of complicity in war crimes in Liberia and of illegal arms trafficking. The Public Prosecutor demanded 20 years, AD reports.

The court considered it proven that Kouwenhoven supported the regime of former Liberian President Charles Taylor by illegally delivering weapons to it in a civil war between 2001 and 2003. There was an arms embargo in place for Liberia at the time. 

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Mar 9 '17 08:42

Last year the Dutch immigration and naturalization service IND performed 170 investigations into asylum seekers suspected of committing war crimes. In 20 cases the investigation led to the refusal of refugee status and a residency permit, according to figures the Ministry of Security and Justice sent to parliament on Thursday, AD reports.

Some cases are currently being investigated by the Public Prosecutor's International Crimes Team. These suspects may end up being prosecuted in the Netherlands.

Sep 27 '16 15:25

On Tuesday the International Criminal Court in The Hague sentenced Malian rebel leader Ahman al-Faqi al-Mahdi to nine years in prison for the destruction of cultural heritage in Timbuktu. The rebel leader confessed

Sep 22 '16 13:50

The Netherlands does not have to prosecute former Dutchbat commander Thom Karremans for his roll in the fall of Srebrenica in 1995, the European Court for Human Rights ruled on Thursday

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Aug 30 '16 09:08

A Rwandan man deported from the Netherlands last year after suspicions of his involvement in genocide were revealed, is demanding that he be let back into the Netherlands as soon as possible. The court in The Hague is examining his case today

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Jul 22 '16 15:30

On Friday former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic filed an appeal against the 40 year prison sentence the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague gave him in March

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May 3 '16 11:26

The Foundation for Research on War Crimes is considering a lawsuit against the National Archives in an attempt to force the archives to provide information on Dutch who worked as guards for the SS in the Vught concentration camp during World War II

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Apr 1 '16 07:58

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague acquitted Serbrian Vojislav Seslj of crimes against humanity and war crimes on Thursday. Seslj was charged with, among other things, crimes his militias committed in Croatia and Bosnia between 1991 and 1993

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Mar 24 '16 16:58

Over twenty years after the end of the war in the Balkans, Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica Massacre. Also referred to as a case of genocide, roughly 8,400 Muslims were slaughtered in the Srebrenica region during July 1995, with most of the victims being men or boys.

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Mar 7 '16 14:10

The Center for Information and Documentation Israel (CIDI) is demanding that Amsterdam finds another name for the Mijksenaarzaal in the city hall, the Stopera. This follows a report in Het Parool that former Amsterdam official Pieter Jan Mijksenaar actively cooperated in the deportation of Jews during World War II. The Amsterdam city council is demanding further research into the matter and will then see what can be done.

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Feb 29 '16 08:41

At least 20 Syrian asylum seekers in the Netherlands are suspected of war crimes in their home country. Despite this, they can not be deported, State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice wrote in a letter to the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, on Monday

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Dec 28 '15 15:25

The Dutch Comfort Women also want an apology from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the World War II crimes they fell victim to. On Monday it was announced that Japan and South Korea reached an agreement about the South Korean Comfort Women, which states that Abe will apologize to them and create a fund for them in which Japan will put 1 billion yen, about 7.6 million euros

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Nov 4 '15 12:15

A 45 year old man suspected of war crimes in the Balkans in the 90's, was extradited to Bosnia on the Public Prosecutor announced. In Bosnia the man stands accused of killing two people and torturing and robbing prisoners.

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Oct 16 '15 12:14

A 61 year old man was arrested in Amstelveen on suspicion of committing war crimes in Ethiopia in the late 70's as a representative of the former Derg regime. According to the Public Prosecutor, the man is accused of the imprisonment, torture and murder of opponents of the former regime. The man has been living in the Netherlands for some time and has received Dutch nationality.

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Sep 25 '15 10:28

The governing coalition in the Netherlands is split on a new proposal to extend the mandate of the International Criminal Court, housed in Den Haag. Joost Taverne, a member of parliament for the conservative VVD party, called into question the mandate’s definition of a “crime of aggression,” calling it unfocused and vague.

Apr 29 '15 11:19

Former Dutchbat commander Thom Karremans and his two adjutants will will not be prosecuted, the court in Arnhem ruled on Wednesday morning. The relatives of three Muslim men that were killed in Srebrenica in 1995 had demanded their prosecution for complicity in war crimes and genocide.

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Mar 19 '15 17:10

A new report issued by the UN Human Rights Office suggests that the Islamic State (ISIS) might have committed genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Calling them the three most serious international crimes, the organization is urging Iraq to sign on to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, a treaty that established the ICC and mandates that countries criminalize the crimes listed in the treaty under their own domestic law.

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Jan 21 '15 12:58

The Ugandan warlord Dominic Ongwen arrived at The Hague Airport last night. He has to appear in the International Criminal Court in The Hague to answer for war crimes.

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Dec 11 '14 08:59

Two people who say that they were tortured and raped by Dutch soldiers in the former Dutch East Indies, want to sue the Dutch State. This is the firs lawsuit for war crimes other than executions.

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Nov 13 '14 09:24

On Thursday former Dutchbat commander Thom Karremans must defend himself against accusations that he was an accessory to murder, war crimes and genocide after the fall of Srebrenica in 1995.

Oct 9 '14 10:32

CBS News reporter Clarissa Ward interviewed a 26 year old Dutch jihadist called Yilmaz.

MH17
Jul 21 '14 16:30

As investigations into the flight MH17 crash in Ukraine are underway, the Dutch Public Prosecution Authority (OM) is suspecting murder, war crimes and the intention of making a plane crash, the NRC reports.

Leidschendam
Jun 18 '14 12:07

Ex-president of Liberia, Charles Taylor, has issued a request for transfer of his prison term to Rwanda. This was announced by Taylor's lawyer John Jones on Tuesday.

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May 23 '14 14:31

Germain Katanga, former Congolese militia leader has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for being complicit in committing war crimes by the International Crime Court in The Hague. He has been found guilty of murdering citizens and plundering.

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