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2009-02-11 09:41:59

NBC News is using its successful To Catch a Predator formula to search out war criminals, a practice several media observers say is questionable. One of the network's first efforts, an investigation of a Maryland college professor on genocide charges, drew criticism from several sources, The New York Times reported Wednesday. In December, an NBC crew and a Rwandan prosecutor confronted Leopold Munyakazi with charges he participated in that country's genocide in 1994, which he denied. In the...

2008-12-23 13:54:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Jewish World Service (AJWS) recently sent a letter, signed by nearly 200 rabbis, urging Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to continue blocking attempts by the United Nations Security Council at delaying justice for Sudan's president, Omar Al-Bashir. Since 2003, the Government of Sudan has been arming and organizing militias, with backing by the Sudanese army, to engage in a genocidal campaign against the people of Darfur. To date, the...

2008-11-14 15:00:12

AmericanLife TV Network (ALN), the Nation's only cable network devoted to the Baby Boomer generation, announces the web premiere of "A Journey To Darfur," the highly acclaimed documentary produced by ALN, chronicling the historical trip of Nick and George Clooney to the Sudan border. The presentation on AmericanLife TV's website, www.americanlifetv.com , marks the documentary's internet debut. "A Journey To Darfur" documents the continuing genocide taking place within Sudan. Described as...

2008-11-12 15:00:08

Sudanese President Omar Hassan Bashir says he's ordering a cease-fire with rebels based in Darfur and will move to disarm pro-government militias. Bashir made the declaration Wednesday after receiving the recommendations of the Sudan People's Initiative, a Khartoum-backed plan that did not include any input from the key rebel group Justice and Equality Movement, the BBC reported. A prosecutor from the International Criminal Court in The Hague is seeking genocide charges against Bashir...

2008-09-25 03:00:20

By Phillip Zonkel "Afghan Women" explores the enormous pressures and perils faced by the country's women, who enjoy fewer rights than they did 30 years ago. "The High Tide: Native Islanders and the Community of the Parana River Delta" reveals a new culture in Argentina - with its own laws and codes, a byproduct of unemployment and immigration - that has formed in this unique estuary. And "Khinaliq Village - A Staircase to the Sky 2003-2006" depicts the effects of urbanization on the...

2008-08-30 12:00:11

By Mike Corder Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic made a defiant stand before a U.N. court preparing to try him on genocide charges, refusing to enter pleas Friday and branding the tribunal a NATO proxy out to "liquidate" him. Judge Iain Bonomy entered not guilty pleas on Karadzic's behalf on 11 counts, which also include charges of crimes against humanity, allowing pretrial proceedings to proceed even though he rejects the court's legitimacy....

2008-08-30 09:00:11

FORMER Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic yesterday refused to enter pleas to 11 war crimes charges. And he told a judge: "This court is representing itself falsely as a court of the international community whereas it is, in fact, a court of Nato whose aim is to liquidate me." The Scottish judge, Iain Bonomy, entered not guilty pleas on his behalf during the 25 minute hearing at the UN tribunal in The Hague. Karadzic is set to appear again on September 17. He is charged with genocide...

2008-08-29 15:00:11

Radovan Karadzic, the captured leader of the Bosnian Serbs, has refused to enter a plea to war crime charges at an international court in The Hague. As Karadzic appeared before the U.N. international tribunal on war crimes in former Yugoslavia and refused to plea Judge Iain Bonomy entered a plea of not guilty for him, the BBC and Radio Netherlands Worldwide said. Karadzic is facing 11 war crime charges for his part in the Bosnian civil war of the 1990s including allegations of genocide...

2008-08-12 06:00:49

By DeWayne Wickham What China wants during these Olympics it cannot be allowed to have. More than anything else, the emerging superpower wants to bask in the glory of its role as host of the quadrennial global sports festival. It wants the worldwide embrace that traditionally has come to nations bestowed this honor. Of course, such acceptance hasn't always been merited. Nazi Germany hosted the Olympics in August 1936, just 11 months after it stripped German Jews of their citizenship...

2008-08-01 18:00:10

FORMER Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic appeared before a UN war crimes court today on genocide charges. Karadzic, whose arrest last week ended an 11-year-hunt, also faces charges of persecution and deportation. He appeared gaunt, but expressionless, his recent disguise of bushy beard and long hair trimmed back to a semblance of the bouffant-haired tyrant familiar to the world in the 1990s. He was flown to the Netherlands from Serbia yesterday morning and is being held at the UN...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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