Darfur militia leader appears before ICC
19 June 2020 | 2:40 pm
Former Sudanese commander Ali Kushayb, charged with over 50 crimes against humanity, has appeared before the ICC. The Darfur war crimes suspect says the charges against him are "untrue". Also, dozens are killed in new attacks in northeast Nigeria. The violence is the latest in a spike of violence by the group known as the Islamic State West Africa Province. And Burundi's new president will be sworn in this week in a fast-tracked inauguration following the death of incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza. We hear from Burundian refugees who fled unrest under Nkurunziza and are now hoping to return home.
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A Nigerian judge on Wednesday adjourned the treason trial of separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu until January after his lead lawyer walked out of court because security agents refused other defence lawyers into the courtroom. Bruce Fein, the American lawyer of Nnamdi Kanu, also threatened to drag Nigeria before the International Criminal Court (ICC) over alleged gross violation of his client’s rights. At his last court appearance last month, Kanu, a British citizen, pleaded not guilty to seven charges, which included terrorism, calling for secession and knowingly falsehoods about President Muhammadu Buhari, and membership of an outlawed group. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Kanu's lead lawyer had planned to ask the court to dismiss the charges, saying they were incompetent.
23 Nov 2021
The International Criminal Court said it was suspending the investigation it launched in September to look into a deferral request by Manila. Human rights groups slammed the decision, urging it to continue work.
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The accused — Mahamat Said Abdel Kani — faces a slew of charges, including persecution, enforced disappearance and other inhumane acts. The alleged militia leader rose to prominence amid a coup in Bangui in 2013.
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A new report by Amnesty international has documented war crimes and atrocities committed during the fall of the internationally backed Afghan government in August.
16 Feb 2022
Rights groups have said the suspected Russian bombing of chicken farms and water stations in Idlib, one of Syria's last rebel-held areas, is meant to push out displaced locals. It may have been a war crime.
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In an interview with FRANCE 24, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court discussed the court's investigation into possible war crimes committed during Russia's war in Ukraine. Karim Khan expressed concern about civilians being targeted in Ukraine, warning that this constituted "a crime". Asked about possible ICC proceedings against Russian President Vladimir Putin himself, Khan said: "We'll see: is there individual criminal responsibility? And if there is, we will take the necessary action".
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DW's Lewis Sanders on mounting evidence of alleged war crimes in Ukraine
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Maxime Jeoffroy Eli Mokom Gawaka is suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Mokom is alleged to have committed the crimes in 2013 and 2014 in his role as an anti-Balaka militia leader.
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Is it a turning point? There's outrage over the carnage and desolation left behind by retreating Russian forces north of Ukraine's capital. We discuss war crimes accusations in the Kyiv suburb of Bucha and ask – now that the war's set to last – whether the Kremlin's ultimate objective is to occupy Ukraine or reduce it to rubble.
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Delivering a chilling account of atrocities allegedly committed by Russian troops over the past six weeks in Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky has urged the UN Security Council to hold Moscow accountable for its crimes. But what does the path to a possible war crimes trial look like?
10 Apr 2022
More evidence is emerging of what happened when towns around Kyiv were under Russian occupation after heavy bombardment. Ukraine's president is warning that there are more shocking revelations to come. The Ukrainian president is warning that the deaths in Bucha could be only the beginning and says he has intelligence that even more civilians have been killed in places like nearby Borodyanka.
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Former child soldiers are providing new information about the leader of the notorious Lord's Resistance Army. Kony has been on the run since 2005 when the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant.
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More than 1 million Ukrainians have settled in Germany since the start of the war. According to a new study, many Ukrainians are actually integrating well and quickly. DW's Emily Gordine met with a young family who came to Germany in March.
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Ukraine's military said it repelled an attack in the Blahodatne area, as Russia's private military group claimed to control it. Meanwhile, Olaf Scholz voiced willingness to speak to Vladimir Putin. DW has the latest.