CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2000 |
Nine months after their daughter's charred remains were found outside a machine shop near Whittier, the parents of Kartrice Ann Whitfield visited the site of her gruesome death for the first time Friday. They were joined at a tree-planting ceremony by more than 100 people, many of them local residents who held weekly candlelight vigils at the site last summer. Neighbors beseeched police not to give up on the case, even as one lead after another dried up.
January 21, 2001 |
For 19-year-old David Stoliar and more than 700 Jewish refugees like him, their tickets on a ship called the Struma were a golden chance to trade persecution in Europe for new lives in Palestine. Only Stoliar made it to the Holy Land. That's because the crowded transport, adrift with a faulty engine, was torpedoed to the bottom of the Black Sea in a World War II atrocity.
January 22, 1996 |
In the first such visit by a high-ranking Western investigator, Washington's senior human rights official Sunday toured snow-covered fields thought to hold the bodies of thousands of massacred Muslims and indicated that evidence is mounting to substantiate allegations of the deadliest atrocity in the Bosnian war.
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.
August 11, 2004 |
Rapes and atrocities are continuing in Sudan's Darfur region and the government's claim that it is acting to stop the violence is not credible, Human Rights Watch said in a report to be released today. The report is the second this week by an international rights group. On Monday, Amnesty International called on the Sudanese government to stop arrests and intimidation of people who had told foreign delegations about the violence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.