crimes against humanity
Nuon Chea, 92, and Khieu Samphan, 87, were sentenced to life in prison.
As Myanmar's state counsellor, the lawyers allege she's directly responsible for more than one million Rohingya people fleeing the country.
A new report accuses the Syrian regime of secretly hanging up to 13,000 prisoners
Anti-Trump protestors rally ahead of Electoral College confirmation, evacuation of eastern Aleppo resumes, and more.
The verdict caps a 16-year battle by victims and rights campaigners to bring the former strongman to justice in Senegal, marking the first time that the former head of one African nation has been tried by a court in another country.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it arrived at the number by adding up death tolls provided by sources in several Syrian jails and security agencies.
Syria's state news agency reported that a grave left behind by the Islamic State contained about 40 bodies, including many women and children.
Seselj was accused of setting up paramilitary units responsible for ethnic cleansing that killed thousands of people and drove tens of thousands of Muslims and Croats from their homes.
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was sentenced to 40 years in jail by UN judges who found him guilty of genocide for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and of nine other war crimes charges.
The International Criminal Court issued the verdict on Monday from The Hague, finding Jean-Pierre Bemba guilty of five crimes against humanity and war crimes, for murder, rape, and pillaging.
Political prison camps, torture, "slave-like labor" and religious persecution remain features of the state apparatus, two years after a landmark UN investigation into crimes against humanity.
Nearly 19,000 civilians were killed in Iraq over 21 months and an estimated 3,500 are being held as slaves, says the UN in a new report documenting the enduring "horror" of life there.