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WWII sex slavery victims in Philippines urge Japan to recognize war crimes

During World War II, hundreds of thousands of women and girls from China, the Korean Peninsula, Southeast Asia and other countries and regions were forcibly conscripted by Japanese militarists as sex slaves and experienced horrific sexual violence, both mentally and physically Manila, Philippines | Xinhua | Surviving Filipino women sexually enslaved by …

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ICC convicts LRA’s Dominic Ongwen on 61 counts

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The International Criminal Court (ICC) has convicted Dominic Ongwen, the former commander of the Sinia Brigade of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Ongwen was found guilty on 61 counts of War crimes and crimes against Humanity. He was facing 70 counts of war crimes and …

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Int’l community slams U.S. sanctions against ICC senior officials

Beijing, China | XINHUA | The international community has expressed consistent condemnation against the sanctions imposed by the United States on the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor and a member of her office, calling on the U.S. government to lift the punitive measures. The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions …

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Sudan’s Bashir: the ousted autocrat with many faces

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | From soldier to Islamist, populist and war crimes suspect, Sudan’s deposed leader Omar al-Bashir showed many different faces during his three decades of iron-fisted rule. The 75-year-old, who was one of Africa’s longest-serving presidents, has been held in prison since his ouster in April on corruption …

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Thomas Kwoyelo’s trail suffers two weeks’ delay

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The start for the prosecution witness testimonies in the trial of former Lord’s Resistance Army Commander Thomas Kwoyelo has suffered a two weeks’ delay. Kwoyelo is facing 93 charges of War Crimes and Crimes Against humanity before the International Crimes Division of the High Court. …

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War crimes court to sum up muslim terror case to assessors

Kampala, Uganda| GODFREY SSALI | The International Crimes Division Court has pushed to Thursday this week to summarize to the Assessors, evidence that was presented in the murder case of 14 people said to have plotted the killing of several Muslim clerics. Its a legal requirement in criminal trials that …

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