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war crime

a crime committed in wartime in violation of the accepted rules and customs of war, such as genocide, ill-treatment of prisoners of war, etc.
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Perhaps Mr Page would like to include Sir Winston Churchill in his war criminal list for his order to destroy the French fleet at Mers-el-Kebir in 1940, or Bomber Harris for directing the bombing of Dresden in 1945.
People believe that the convicted war criminals not the ordinary Japanese people were to blame.
IT'S a sad indictment of our country when the state is supporting a war criminal who has admitted to killing "countless" people, yet low-income families, OAPs and the disabled are having benefits cut.
The United States' general policy towards those suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity has been to deny them a safe haven, (87) If a suspected war criminal enters the United States, the United States has several options to deal with the suspect.
Handing over the war criminal Ratko Mladic promptly to ICTY to be tries, will make an important moral contribution to reduce the pain inflicted during the Bosnian War, which is the darkest and the bloodiest page of the European history after the Second World War.
Mr Green said 19 people identified by officials as war criminals have been thrown out of the UK in the last six months.
Six decades after the Holocaust, the world's leading Nazi hunter vowed Thursday to either bring the last of Hitler's war criminals to justice or pursue them to their graves.
We shall protest every speech until the war criminal is indicted,' they wrote at the end of the clip.
The magazine says that Blair remains the number two person, after George Bush, on the wanted list of war criminals.
NATO became more slightly more aggressive, and caught some war criminals, after Gen.
Summoned from Mexico to Spain by crusading judge Baltasar Garzon, Cavallo is the first accused war criminal Garzon has been able to be extradite and try.
Dragan Nikolic, an indicted war criminal, was handed over to American Stabilization Force soldiers by bounty hunters.