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Former police reservist Slavko Stricevic was convicted of war crimes and sentenced to ten years in prison for helping to kill two Bosniak prisoners in Sanski Most in 1992.

A former Serb territorial defence serviceman, Petar Ciric, was jailed for 15 years over a massacre at Ovcara Farm near Vukovar in Croatia after the town fell to Serbian troops.

The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals will take over the Hague Tribunal’s work after it closes, dealing with any future appeals launched by convicted war criminals.

President Hamed Karzai’s new appointments to the country’s main human rights body, have angered critics who say the decision was made without consulting civil society groups.

Senegalese authorities have charged former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre with war crimes, crimes against humanity, torture and genocide and remanded him in custody pending trial.

About 800 women, mostly single mothers, who were raped during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and conceived through the ordeal, have appealed for support to raise the children who are now in their late teens.

Chile’s presidential race officially has its front-runners after this weekend’s primary. Former President Michelle Bachelet, who was an underground rebel against dictator Augusto Pinochet, beat all competition in yesterday’s primary to become the candidate for the left-wing Concertación coalition. Pablo Longueira, who was an aide to Mr. Pinochet, was selected as the candidate of the right-wing Alianza.

The top commanders of Colombia's two biggest rebel groups met in secret to discuss ways to bolster the nation's "guerrilla and revolutionary" movement, a sign the insurgent groups may be seeking to pressure the government for a joint peace effort.

Genocide survivors are planning to establish an international trust fund that will draw finances from all over the world to help the vulnerable survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

Tunisian lawmakers have postponed debate on a bill that would ban from office ex-members of the North African country's former dictatorship.

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