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Amnesty International releases findings on Mai-Kadra massacre

Scores of freshly-dug graves fill the church compound in Mai-Kadra. Shovels abandoned by weary hands are strewn on the dirt among empty cans of lemon air freshener that fail to mask the stench of death.
Ethiopian refugees fleeing from the ongoing fighting in Tigray region, queue for water, at the Fashaga camp, on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Kassala state, Sudan November 24, 2020. REUTERS-Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

African envoys head for Ethiopia as ultimatum expires for assault

African envoys went to Ethiopia to plead for peace on Wednesday, hours before an ultimatum was to expire for Tigrayan forces to surrender or face an assault on the northern region’s capital that rights groups fear could bring huge civilian casualties.
Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Facebook is deleting evidence of war crimes – researchers

On October 24th, 2020, an art trafficker in Darnah, Libya posted a series of unusual ads. For sale: a Greco-Roman statue, its marble bust covered in a toga. If it looked like it belonged in a museum, that’s because it did. The seller posted photos of the piece in private Facebook groups dedicated to trafficking antiques.
Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka was convicted of murder, rape, sexual slavery and enlisting children under 15 years old, a military court ruled at the end of a trial that lasted two years.

DR Congo ex-warlord gets life term for war crimes

A former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo was sentenced Monday to life in prison for war crimes and mass rape, a decision hailed by the United Nations as a blow against the "impunity" of armed groups.
US President Donald Trump has maintained support for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen [Mark Wilson-Bloomberg]

US mulls Houthi ‘terror’ label as groups say civilians to suffer

United States lawmakers, international aid groups and rights advocates are warning the outgoing Trump administration against reported plans to label Yemen’s Houthi rebel group a “foreign terrorist organisation”, saying it would worsen the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
Ethiopia’s parliament has appointed a new head of Tigray region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said as a prominent rights group reported a “massacre” of scores of civilians in the conflict.

UN warns of war crimes in Ethiopia conflict

The United Nations warned Friday of possible war crimes in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, as the US condemned the massacre of civilians in fighting which the prime minister claimed had left his enemy “in the final throes of death”.
A former senior commander of ethnic Albanian separatist fighters in Kosovo's 1998-1999 war who was also the country's former Parliament speaker was arrested Wednesday and taken to a special court in the Netherlands for war crimes, his lawyer said.

Kosovo former separatist commander taken to war crimes court

A former senior commander of ethnic Albanian separatist fighters in Kosovo's 1998-1999 war who was also the country's former Parliament speaker was arrested Wednesday and taken to a special court in the Netherlands for war crimes, his lawyer said.
France has arrested and indicted a former guard of deposed Central African Republic president Francois Bozize for “complicity in crimes against humanity”, anti-terrorist prosecutors said on Saturday.

France indicts Central Africa war crimes suspect

France has arrested and indicted a former guard of deposed Central African Republic president Francois Bozize for “complicity in crimes against humanity”, anti-terrorist prosecutors said on Saturday.
Sudan's former President Omar Hassan al-Bashir sits inside a cage at the courthouse where he is facing corruption charges, in Khartoum, Sudan September 28, 2019. REUTERS-Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah-File Photo

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir appears at trial over 1989 coup

Ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir appeared in court on Tuesday at the start of a trial over the military coup in which he took power in 1989.

Amnesty urges Premier League to ‘sort out’ its owners test following Newcastle saga

Amnesty International has described the current test as ‘hopelessly unsuited’ and called on the Premier League to ‘get its house in order’ following the months of uncertainty surrounding a potential takeover of Newcastle, a consortium controversially backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.
The US Army’s esports team is unbanning Twitch users it blocked from its streams for asking about American war crimes, and says it will be returning to Twitch soon.

US Army esports team unbans commenters who asked about American war crimes

The US Army’s esports team is unbanning Twitch users it blocked from its streams for asking about American war crimes, and says it will be returning to Twitch soon.
Sudan's former President Omar Hassan al-Bashir sits inside a cage at the courthouse where he is facing corruption charges, in Khartoum, Sudan September 28, 2019. REUTERS-Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah-File Photo

Sudan finds mass grave believed to have bodies of officers executed by ousted ex-leader...

Sudan has found a mass grave that most likely contains remains of 28 army officers executed in 1990 for plotting an attempted coup against the former President Omar al-Bashir, the public prosecutor office said late on Thursday.
Malian Islamist militant Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud sits in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court during his trial at the Hague, the Netherlands, July 8, 2019.

Malian jihadist on trial at ICC over Timbuktu destruction, reign of terror

Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud, 42, has been charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity, rape and sexual slavery.
Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir is due to go on trial today for corruption allegations, which brought down his 30-year rule.

Sudan to hand ex-president Omar al-Bashir to ICC

Sudan is handing over ousted leader Omar al-Bashir to the International Court Court (ICC) over charges against humanity, war crimes and genocide, Transitional Sovereign Council announced on Tuesday.
Dozens of security forces have died as a result of Taliban attacks in recent months [Rahmat Gul-AP Photo]

More than 2,200 Afghan civilians killed in c-related attacks in 2019 – ministry

More than 2,200 Afghan civilians were killed in Taliban-related attacks and bomb blasts during 2019, the Afghan Interior Ministry confirmed on Saturday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the International Criminal Court of anti-Semitism on Sunday over its chief prosecutor’s plan to pursue a war crimes probe in the Palestinian Territories.

Israeli premier accuses ICC of anti-Semitism in pursuit of war crimes probe

“Pure anti-Semitism,” Netanyahu said, raising an argument likely to strike a chord with many Israelis who believe that criticism, especially in Europe, of Israeli policies toward the Palestinians has its roots in anti-Jewish sentiment.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkish president says Nobel academy rewarding human rights violations

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the Nobel academy on Tuesday of rewarding human rights violations by awarding the prize for literature to Peter Handke, who has been criticized for backing late Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper has revealed that President Donald Trump directly ordered him to halt disciplinary proceedings against an elite soldier accused of war crimes.

Pentagon chief says Donald Trump ordered him to let Navy SEAL keep his rank

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has revealed that President Donald Trump directly ordered him to halt disciplinary proceedings against an elite soldier accused of war crimes.

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