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Switzerland: Dias: Sri Lankan Major General Investigated for War Crimes

2011-09-22, Berne, Switzerland. The Swiss Federal Prosecutor initiated a criminal investigation against Jagath Dias, Major General and the commander of the 57th Division of the Sri Lankan Army during the May 2009 Operation against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The investigation has been initiated as a result of a criminal complaint filed with [...]
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Kenya: High Court Refuses Jurisdiction to Try Piracy

2010-11-09, Mombasa, Kenya. Judge Mohammed Ibrahim of the High Court in Mombasa ordered the release of 9 individuals accused of piracy on the ground that he did not have jurisdiction to try offences committed outside Kenyan territorial waters. The decision came as a result of a motion filed by the accused for stay of proceedings. [...]
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Germany: Demjanjuk: Court Orders the Continuation of the Trial

2010-10-25, Munich, Germany. Judge Ralph Alt ordered the continuation of the trial of John Demjanjuk, 90. In contrast to the court-appointed doctor, who confirmed that the accused’s health did not deteriorate, Mr. Demjanjuk’s defence counsel, Ulrich Busch, argued that the accused is still too sick to stand trial. Mr. Demjanjuk was charged with 28,060 counts [...]
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ICTY: Karadzic: Chamber Forces Germany to Disclose Documents re its and UN’s Roles in Smuggling of Weapons into Srebrenica

2010-05-19, The Hague, The Netherlands. The Trial Chamber granted, in part, Karadzic’s motion to order Germany to produced documents related to participation of the U.S., German and UN personnel in smuggling of arms into Srebrenica between 1994 and 1995. Statement of Law. The Chamber held that in order to be successful, the motion for an [...]
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Germany: Demjanjuk Testified about NGO Conspiracy

2010-04-13, Munich, Germany. The accused testified today at a Munich court that he was an innocent POW who was falsely prosecuted by NGOs. He is accused of working as a security guard in Sobibor extermination camp in Poland.  He is represented by Ulrich Busch. The relatives of the victims are represented by Rolf Kleidermann. Germany’s Federal [...]
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Germany: Boere: Former SS Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

2010-03-23, Aachen, Germany. The German Court convicted Heinrich Boere, former Silbertanne member, for killings of three Dutch civilians (Fritz Hubert Ernst Bicknese, Teun de Groot, Franz Wilhelm Kusters) in 1944. Boere joined SS shortly after Germans took over Maastricht. Boere’s lawyer unsuccessfully pleaded the defence of superior orders. Judge Nohl pointed out that there was [...]
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