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Accused by the tortured victims of war crimes

June 6, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

President Barack Obama’s key rallying message for re-election is “Forward,” as in his purported revival of the economy and promised expanding and fortifying of health care. Continue Reading

Supreme Court justices to hear arguments of foreign victims versus companies

February 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Corporations and human rights groups are squaring off in a Supreme Court fight over whether foreign victims of war crimes, killings and other atrocities can haul multinational companies into American courts and try to prove they were complicit in the abuses and should pay damages. The justices will hear arguments Tuesday over the reach of the Alien Tort Statute and a 20-year-old law that allows victims of torture to pursue civil lawsuits against the responsible individuals. Continue Reading

Sri Lanka video shows executions, abuse of corpses

May 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A United Nations expert called today for Sri Lanka to investigate and file charges against soldiers shown in a graphic video shooting bound, blindfolded prisoners and abusing corpses in the final days of the 1983-2009 civil war. Continue Reading

Mladic extradition appeal rejected

May 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic will be extradited to The Hague, Netherlands “as soon as possible,” Serbia’s chief war crimes prosecutor said today.
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Thousands rally in Serbia to protest Mladic arrest

May 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Thousands of demonstrators sang nationalist songs and carried banners honoring jailed former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic on Sunday as they poured into the street outside Serbia’s parliament to demand the release of the war-crimes suspect, whom they consider a hero. Continue Reading

Serbian police: Accused war criminal Mladic was nabbed in routine raid

May 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

t was the first visit to the village by police who have been conducting similar operations throughout Serbia for years in the hunt for Ratko Mladic, the officials said. Charged by the U.N. war crimes court with genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, Mladic was last seen in public in January 2006. Continue Reading

NATO welcomes arrest of indicted war criminal Mladic

May 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

NATO hailed Serbia’s arrest of indicted war criminal Ratko Mladic today, saying he was implicated in some of the worst massacres in modern European history. Continue Reading