December 31, 1993 |
The British effort to regain the Falkland Islands long has been regarded here as the stuff of military legend--an air, sea and land triumph against a greater Argentine force. But a darker side of the campaign has emerged, involving charges of war crimes that could lead to civilian prosecution of combat paratroopers. An 18-month investigation--by Scotland Yard detectives--is scheduled to be submitted to the director of public prosecutions early in the new year.
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June 12, 2001 |
An Orange County Vietnamese refugee is under investigation by federal immigration officials for allegedly committing atrocities against fellow prisoners at a communist "re-education" camp more than two decades ago, including beating a man to death. The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service began the investigation last year after several survivors of the Thanh Cam prison camp near Hanoi identified Thi Dinh Bui of Garden Grove as one of the camp's brutal enforcers.
July 14, 1995 |
In one of the largest cases of "ethnic cleansing" in the 39-month Bosnian war, more than 14,000 Muslim refugees reached government-held territory Thursday with tales of horror, while thousands more--mostly men--were missing. The famished, weary refugees found themselves amid renewed despair as they camped along the roadside with no sanitation, little food and less hope, in what officials described as a humanitarian disaster.
January 4, 1998 |
For more than two years, Juozas Grabauskas has lived quietly in a 10th-floor, Soviet-style apartment here. His neighbors say he told them that he once lived in America. He never mentioned, however, that his U.S. citizenship was revoked because he lied about his Nazi past. Grabauskas kept quiet about a U.S. judge's finding that he was an officer with an infamous Lithuanian battalion that killed more than 10,000 Jews during World War II.
July 23, 2010 |
Imagine a movie about genocide that's, well, sort of uplifting. That was the goal of two former University of Pennsylvania classmates who set out to make a documentary marrying their Jewish heritage with their modern-day social activism. The result is "The Last Survivor," a film that chronicles how four people — survivors of the Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur or Congo — rebound from atrocities and find new meaning in their lives. After debuting in the U.S. this year, the film had its international premiere at the Jerusalem Film Festival this month.
August 27, 2000 |
There isn't room for everyone who wants to see. The gallery can't hold more than a dozen people at a time, so the crowds who come each day to see the exhibit must wait. Today, one of the coldest days of the year, the wait is three hours, and still the line stretches down the block. The exhibit features 68 vivid photos of American lynchings. There is a photo of Frank Embree, a black man whipped across his legs and back and chest, then hanged.
March 24, 1991
All who think that Daryl Gates is an innocent victim of the atrocities committed by his police force also believe Saddam Hussein doesn't have any idea of the atrocities committed by his army. HARLIE COOLEY Rancho Mirage
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December 12, 1987 |
The prosecutor in charge of the grisly case of a Hacienda Heights physician accused of strangling and dismembering his 11-year-old son unveiled Friday key portions of the circumstantial evidence linking the victim's father to the crime. Deputy Dist. Atty. Richard D. Burns III said the evidence includes a school diary written by the dead boy, Raheel Parwez, saying he was being mistreated by his father, Dr.
July 28, 1987 |
Fyodor Fedorenko, the first person to be deported from the United States to the Soviet Union to face charges that he committed Nazi war crimes, has been executed, the official news agency Tass reported Monday. Fedorenko, 79, was sentenced to death by a court in the Crimea in the Soviet Ukraine in June, 1986, on charges of treason and taking part in mass executions at the Treblinka death camp in Poland. The Tass account did not say when he was executed or provide any other details.