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“‘I was only following orders’ is the clichéd defense of accused war criminals. And murderous leaders deliberately organize armies, killing squads, and the bureaucracies behind them in such a way that no single person can feel that his actions are necessary or sufficient for the killings to occur.” …

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Steven Pinker

Lessons for Ghahraman (and others)

Golriz Ghahraman and the Greens have taken a hammering this week. Some of the criticism has been justified and fair, some has been way over the top and unfair. 542 more words


War Criminal Dies After Drinking Poison at Court

A former Bosnian Croat General has just died, according to Croation media, after taking what appears to be poison in court.

The 72-year-old Slobodan Praljak was one of six different generals that were charged in 2013. 167 more words


Bosnian Croat War Criminal Kills Himself By Drinking Poison After Losing 20 Year Sentence Appeal

(SL) – Slobodan Pralijack was one of six Bosnian Croat political and military leaders up before the court. The 72 year old took a swig from a small container or glass as United Nation Judges announced that his appeal of a 20-year sentence for war crimes had been denied. 229 more words

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War criminal dies after taking poison at UN tribunal

Croatia’s state TV says Slobodan Praljak who claimed to have taken poison just after his 20-year sentence was upheld by appeals judges at a U.N. war crimes tribunal, has died. 97 more words


Another day and another alleged Rwandan war criminal defended by Golriz Gharhaman — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Phil Quin asked on Twitter: I’d be curious to know whether @golrizghahraman has ever worked to prevent the extradition of a war criminal who lied about his past in order to gain refugee status in New Zealand.

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Amanpour meets the 'Butcher of Bosnia'

“There is no greater honor than defending your people.” Christiane Amanpour asked Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic just a year into the war what he thought about being prosecuted as a war criminal. 8 more words