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Sweden declares ‘hand grenade amnesty’ in attempt to curb deadly gang crimes

Sweden has introduced a temporary amnesty for anyone in possession of hand grenades and other explosives, urging the public to turn in their illegal arsenals before mid-January, with no legal consequences or questions asked. Facing a massive surge in gang-related crimes, in particular involving the use of hand grenades, police in Sweden have introduced a three-month-long amnesty for “explosive goods.” ...

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‘Crimes against humanity:’ France to face lawsuit in ICC over nuclear tests in French Polynesia

A suit has been filed against France with the International Criminal Court over the nuclear tests conducted in the South Pacific. While local studies say the tests led to cancer, Paris is reluctant to take responsibility. The move was announced by the French Polynesia’s former president, Oscar Temaru, at a meeting of the UN commission focused on decolonization.“This case aims ...

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International Criminal Court unfazed by US threats of sanctions over Afghan war crimes probe

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has said it will “continue to do its work undeterred,” after US National Security Advisor John Bolton threatened sanctions if the tribunal investigates alleged US war crimes in Afghanistan. The Hague-based court investigates genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes and is backed by 123 countries – but not by China and the US.  “The ...

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Migrant in Germany accused of 542 crimes can't be deported because nobody knows where he's from

A migrant suspected of committing hundreds of crimes has been let roam free in the German city of Frankfurt because the authorities have been unable to establish his identity and country of origin for decades. Little is known about the man, as no one knows his name, let alone his age or nationality. The only more-or-less verifiable fact known about ...

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Sexual violence, child soldiers & war crimes: UN report slams all sides of Yemen conflict

UN investigators said Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the Houthis may all have committed war crimes, including sexual violence and recruiting child soldiers, in a damning report detailing atrocities in the Yemen conflict. The UN’s Group of Regional and International Eminent Experts on Yemen found all parties in the conflict have committed substantial human rights violations and potential war crime ...

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Helping Russian police to solve crimes could now pay up to $150,000

Russians who help police to solve crimes or catch suspects could receive rewards of up to $ 150,000, according to a Justice Ministry document. Previously, awards and bounties were offered only as a private initiative. According to the document, signed by Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev and registered with the Justice Ministry earlier this week, monetary rewards for help in solving ...

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US envoy who enabled Yemen war suddenly horrified by Saudi crimes

Ambassador Samantha Power has called on the US to end its support for the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen, in a tweet lamenting a humanitarian catastrophe that she enabled and supported during her tenure as US envoy to the UN. Power, who served as adviser and then US ambassador to the United Nations during the Obama administration, tweeted her disgust with ...

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Paul Manafort ‘guilty of crimes against fashion’ – but still no Russian collusion

With US mainstream media desperately trying to present Paul Manafort’s trial through the prism of ‘Russia collusion,’ one would expect evidence. But so far, the prosecution has proved only the lobbyist’s questionable taste. Manafort is the first member of Donald Trump’s campaign team to be indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and brought to trial. While Mueller’s investigation set out ...

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White Helmets must be tracked down & prosecuted for ‘war crimes’ – Syria’s Grand Mufti

Russia and Syria must hunt down and prosecute members of the White Helmets for “war crimes,” Syria’s Grand Mufti has said shortly after Israel “evacuated” a large number of the group’s members at the request of the US and Canada. “These people are not refugees. They are war criminals. I’d like to ask the governments of our two countries [Syria ...

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Duma gives first nod to bill ordering life sentences for sex crimes against minors

The Russian Lower House has passed, in the first reading, a motion to tighten laws on sex crimes against children – with punishments of up to life in prison and the removal of the statute of limitations in all such cases. Currently sex with minors is punished with up to four years behind bars, but the term can be increased ...

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