ICC authorizes probe into Myanmar abuses of Rohingya

Asia Pacific / Crime & Legal Nov 15, 2019

ICC authorizes probe into Myanmar abuses of Rohingya

The International Criminal Court on Thursday approved a long-awaited full investigation into Myanmar's alleged abuse of Rohingya Muslims, including crimes against humanity and persecution. The Hague-based war crimes court said in a statement it "authorized the prosecutor to proceed with an investigation for the alleged ...

International court sentences Congo warlord to 30 years

World / Crime & Legal Nov 7, 2019

International court sentences Congo warlord to 30 years

The International Criminal Court passed its highest ever sentence Thursday, sending a Congolese warlord known as "The Terminator" to prison for 30 years for crimes including murder, rape and sexual slavery. Bosco Ntaganda was found guilty in July of 18 counts of war crimes and ...

ICC is told Malian jihadist 'terrorized Timbuktu'

World / Crime & Legal Jul 9, 2019

ICC is told Malian jihadist 'terrorized Timbuktu'

A Malian jihadi accused of demolishing Timbuktu's fabled shrines also imposed a reign of terror on local residents, who were "scared out of their minds," the International Criminal Court heard on Monday. Prosecutors accuse Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud of war ...

Entertainment News Apr 12, 2019

George Clooney says Bashir toppling not enough for Sudan

Actor and activist George Clooney said Thursday that the fall of Sudan's veteran strongman, Omar al-Bashir, was not enough and called for the dismantling of the military-led system. The Hollywood heartthrob, who has been arrested protesting Sudan's campaign in Darfur that the United States described ...