war criminal

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war crime

Any of various crimes, such as genocide or the mistreatment of prisoners of war, committed during a war and considered in violation of the conventions of warfare.

war criminal n.
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Noun1.war criminal - an offender who violates international law during times of warwar criminal - an offender who violates international law during times of war
offender, wrongdoer - a person who transgresses moral or civil law
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a party which has war criminal Tony Blair as a member.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- A Bosnian war criminal who has been on Interpol's Red Notice Wanted List since Bosnia and Herzegovina conducted an international search for him was captured in Turkey's holiday resort town of Antalya on Thursday while he was on vacation.
Aggression is aggression, a crime is a crime, and a war criminal is a war criminal.
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ANKARA, May 28, 2011 (TUR) -- Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said Thursday that they welcomed the arrest of the main orchestrator of the Srebrenica massacre, Bosnian Serb war criminal Ratko Mladic, who had been sought for by the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), on May 26.
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They fled here over the last five years, making this country the world's war criminal capital.
The United States got top marks for helping bring 37 of the 82 war criminal convictions worldwide, while stripping 75 Nazis of their citizenship and deporting 56.
lt;p>'You are a war criminal and a murderer,' one of the protestors shouted at Olmert during the speech before being removed from the auditorium by security officers.
There is no debate over the fact that Karadzic is a war criminal.