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23 December 2009 by -

Almost three months after his arrest, Transavia pilot Julio Poch is still sitting in a Spanish prison, awaiting his next destination. A Dutch judge ruled last week that the Netherlands does not have to ask Spain to extradite him, meaning Poch will probably stand trial in Argentina.

The Buenos Aires-born pilot is charged with human rights abuses committed during Argentina’s military dictatorship that ruled from 1976 to 1983.

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23 December 2009 by -

Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, leader of Guinea’s junta, should be charged with crimes against humanity relating to a massacre and mass rape during an opposition rally in September, the UN says in a leaked report.

By Lula Ahrens

On September 28th, demonstrators gathered at a sports stadium in the capital, Conakry, to protest Camara’s possible candidacy in a presidential election planned for 2010. Troops opened fire on the crowd in what rights groups have called a pre-planned massacre.

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23 December 2009 by Hermione Gee

Isaac Fransman: born in Amsterdam July 23 1898, deceased 9 April 1943 in Sobibor; Rachel Fransman-Lochem: born in Amsterdam July 7 1900, April 9 1943 deceased in Sobibor.

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23 December 2009

Iturians question ICC head

It might seem like just another village meeting, but the presence of armed police at the local parish hall suggests something serious is going on.

Textbooks to document KR

In the shade of trees draping over the schoolyard, 3,000 students sit on sheets of newspaper, in crisp white shirts and black skirts or slacks. They wait patiently for the ceremony to end, then teachers walk between the neat rows handing out textbooks – the first in Cambodia’s history to document the Khmer Rouge in detail. 

“Revenge is for them”

Isaac Fransman: born in Amsterdam July 23 1898, deceased 9 April 1943 in Sobibor; Rachel Fransman-Lochem: born in Amsterdam July 7 1900, April 9 1943 deceased in Sobibor.

 

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UN: Guinea junta should be tried for crimes against humanity

Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, leader of Guinea’s junta, should be charged with crimes against humanity relating to a massacre and mass rape during an opposition rally in September, the UN says in a leaked report. 

 

Kurdish victims demand compensation

Sixteen victims of Saddam Hussein’s poison gas attacks on the Kurdish population in Northern Iraq and Iran in the 1980s are demanding compensation from Dutch businessman Frans van Anraat.

Netherlands not required to request Poch extradition

Almost three months after his arrest, Transavia pilot Julio Poch is still sitting in a Spanish prison, awaiting his next destination. A Dutch judge ruled last week that the Netherlands does not have to ask Spain to extradite him, meaning Poch will probably stand trial in Argentina. 

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23 December 2009 by Jared Ferrie

In the shade of trees draping over the schoolyard, 3,000 students sit on sheets of newspaper, in crisp white shirts and black skirts or slacks. They wait patiently for the ceremony to end, then teachers walk between the neat rows handing out textbooks – the first in Cambodia’s history to document the Khmer Rouge in detail.

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23 December 2009 by Hélène Michaud

It might seem like just another village meeting, but the presence of armed police at the local parish hall suggests something serious is going on.

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09 December 2009 by -

The 95th edition of the International Justice Tribune is now available. You can read it here.

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09 December 2009 by -

Dutch war criminal Heinrich Boere has made a full confession to the three murders for which he stands accused.

The 88-year old told a court in Aachen, Germany, that he had joined the Nazi SS during World War II and killed three Dutch citizens in reprisal for anti-Nazi attacks.

In 1949, two years after escaping from a Dutch prison, Boere was sentenced to death in absentia by a Dutch court for the three murders.

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09 December 2009 by -

The Rwandan Gacaca courts, initially scheduled to close in June 2009, will now have to finish their work by the end of this year.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

The traditional courts were enlisted in 2001 to serve as a vehicle for truth, justice and reconciliation following the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

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09 December 2009 by -

A Brussels court has sentenced Rwandan Ephrem Nkezabera to 30 years in prison on charges of violating international criminal law and war crimes committed during his country’s 1994 genocide.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

Nkezabera was arrested in Belgium in 2004 under a warrant issued by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).

Dubbed “the genocide banker”, Nkezabera admitted to arming and financing the Hutu militia which spearheaded the three-month massacre, and acknowledged funding an extremist radio station.

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