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# Genocide

Last year
2022
# Cambodia
Tribunal rejects last surviving 91-year-old Khmer Rouge leader’s appeal in final session
Khieu Samphan and two other defendants were convicted over a reign of terror that caused the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million people.
# Srebrenica
Thousands march in Bosnia in memory of Srebrenica massacre
The 1995 slaughter is Europe’s only acknowledged genocide since the Second World War.
Voices
Col Colm Doyle: Bucha shows that Putin's aim is the collective punishment of Ukraine's people
Retired Colonel Colm Doyle, who served with the EU in Bosnia, looks at the recent horrors in Bucha and what can be done to bring perpetrators to justice.
# Muslim minority
Myanmar's military oppression of Rohingya was a genocide, US declares
The declaration is intended to both generate international pressure and lay the groundwork for potential legal action.
# Genocide
Downing Street calls Jimmy Carr's Holocaust joke ‘deeply disturbing’ and 'unacceptable'
A spokesperson for the UK government said it is “toughening measures” for online platforms that don’t tackle harmful content.
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# Herero people
Germany says it committed genocide in Namibia during colonial rule; promises €1bn in reparations
Berlin will spend £918 million on development projects in Namibia.
# Genocide
Macron admits to French guilt over role in 1994 Rwandan genocide
The French president stopped short of an apology but recognised that France bears ‘an overwhelming responsibility’ for the killing of 800,000 people.
# Kigali
Hotel Rwanda hero charged with terror offences after being 'tricked' into boarding plane to Rwanda
If convicted, Paul Rusesabagina faces a maximum of 25 years in prison.
# atrocity
Bosnia marks 25th anniversary of Srebrenica massacre
Simon Coveney said Irish people should “remember this event for what it was: an appalling act of genocide”
# factcheck
Debunked: No, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, Anthony Fauci and the WHO are not being charged with genocide
The false message being shared on Facebook claims they are due to appear before a human rights tribunal next week.
# Genocide
'A grave mistake': Turkey rejects US recognition of Armenian genocide
The Armenians say the mass killings of their people from 1915 to 1917 amounted to genocide, a claim recognised by some 30 countries.
Voices
Opinion: 25 years on from the Rwanda genocide. Can we make sure it never happens again?
187 million people were killed through genocide and state-sanctioned mass murder, in the 20th century, writes Cian Matthew Kearns.
# Kwibuka 25
Rwanda and the world marks 25 years since a genocide that saw more than 800,000 people slaughtered
The killing lasted for almost three months.
# Genocide
Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of Cambodia genocide in landmark ruling
The “reign of terror” left some two million Cambodians dead from overwork, starvation and mass executions.
# Myanmar
UN says genocide is 'ongoing' against Rohingya Muslims
Myanmar has rejected accusations that its military committed atrocities in a crackdown last year.
# Genocide
Rohingya refugees protest for 'justice' on first anniversary of a Myanmar military crackdown
The Myanmar military crackdown sparked a mass exodus of 700,000 to camps in Bangladesh.
# War Crimes
13 Bosnian Muslims arrested over 1990s war crimes
The 13 are suspected of “murders, torture, rapes, persecutions and expulsions” of civilians.
# Bosnia War
'Old men and children were taken out and never came back': Dublin based survivor recalls genocide
Suad Mujkić, who lives in Blanchardsown, was nine years old when the Bosnian Serb Army, led my Ratko Mladic, invaded Srebrenica in 1995.
# Genocide
Justice for those massacred in a 'safe area': what happened in Srebrenica?
Timeline in pictures and video: on the day Ratko Mladic is imprisoned for life, TheJournal.ie takes a look back at the events of July 1995 – the UN and Europe’s darkest hour.
# Genocide
Brazil investigates alleged massacre of Amazonian tribe by gold prospectors
The murders are alleged to have happened during the summer months.
# rohingya
Survivors of Myanmar violence say children were beheaded and men burnt alive
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Myanmar of “genocide” against the Rohingya Muslim minority.
# Public condemnation
Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East
TD Mattie McGrath says that he and other deputies have been trying to get the Dáil to issue an explicit motion on the issue.
# Where the money goes
Young girl who featured on 2004 Trócaire box visits Ireland to say thank you
Josiane is now working for the charity in Rwanda.
Forty cows, 260 pigs and 200 goats will be getting on a plane from Shannon Airport to Rwanda
The Bóthar ‘Ark’ will fly from Shannon Airport to mark its 25th anniversary
# Genocide
Islamic State mass graves reveal thousands of dead bodies and extent of horror
As IS territory shrinks the grim process of recovering the dead can begin.
# War Crimes
Radovan Karadzic found guilty of genocide and jailed for 40 years
The former Bosnian Serb leader was sentenced to four decades in jail over the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II.
# Rwanda
Memories of the genocide: 'I said to myself that if the whites abandoned us we would all be killed'
Claims that French soldiers ignored Rwandans pleas in 1994 killings.
Voices
'Old, frail, repentant… But still a criminal: The bookkeeper of Auschwitz should die in prison'
Oskar Gröning looks like he could be a kindly grandfather. He probably is. But he also volunteered to serve in one of the greatest murder camps ever constructed.
# Srebrenica
WATCH: Serbian PM stoned while attending commemoration for victims of massacre
More than 1,000 of the bodies of those killed are yet to be recovered.
Voices
Armenia remembers its genocide, but struggles to keep up with the Kardashians
The Kardashians have helped to make today’s commemorations newsworthy – but, after the circus, Armenia will continue to suffer from miserable poverty.
# Genocide
A massive row is brewing between Turkey and the Vatican
Pope Francis referred to the mass murder of Armenians 100 years ago as a “genocide”.
# Explainer
Serbia did not commit genocide in Croatia
The case was heard at the International Court of Justice.
Voices
Opinion: The threat of Ebola and the 'Responsibility to Protect'
The international community is pouring its efforts into containing the criminal militancy of Isis, but we should turn our attention to funding Ebola emergency relief.
# islamic state
Britain has started airdropping food and water to besieged Yazidi
US forces said they had “successfully (conducted) four airstrikes to defend Yazidi civilians being indiscriminately attacked”.
# back in iraq
No end in sight: Obama warns that new US intervention in Iraq is a "long-term project"
Air strikes began yesterday and don’t look like ending any time soon.
# Genocide
Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of crimes against humanity
Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea were charged with crimes against humanity, genocide, religious persecution, homicide and torture.
Voices
Opinion: On what would have been Anne Frank's 85th birthday, let's remember our shared history
Anne Frank never lived to tell her tale but we can honour her memory, and that of all the murdered, by challenging anti-Semitism where we find it.
# War Crimes
Bosnian Serb ex-army chief's defence case opens against charges of genocide
Ratko Mladic faces 11 charges for his role in Bosnia’s brutal 1992-95 conflict in which 100,000 people died.
Voices
Column: The forgotten crises that don't make the evening news still deserve our attention
In marking the 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, we should also look to conflicts in Central African Republic and South Sudan, writes Joe Costello TD.