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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THE war criminal ex-commander of Bosnian Croat forces died yesterday after gulping back poison when he was told his appeal against his sentence had failed.
request from the Soviet Union regarding an alleged war criminal, Ervin
AMONG the 100 classified Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose files released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the freedom fighter's 119th birth anniversary is one file that examines a question about whether the patriot, who raised an army to fight the British, was ever a war criminal.
Before execution of 1971 war criminal Saka Chowdhury and Mujahid AI issued a press statement demanding release of these war criminals, the war in which 3 (three) million people were killed and about half a million women were raped, tortured and killed by the members of the Pakistani occupation military in collaboration with Jamat-Muslim league, the Pro-Pakistani political parties which opposed our long struggle for independence and war of liberation.
a party which has war criminal Tony Blair as a member.
Aggression is aggression, a crime is a crime, and a war criminal is a war criminal.
The body of late Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke has been secretly buried in a disused cemetery inside an Italian prison facility.
ROMA (CyHAN)- Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke spoke from beyond the grave on Thursday as his lawyer released a posthumous "video testament" for the man convicted of executing 335 civilians in caves near Rome.
SO, war criminal Mohamed Salim is getting a free house and PS160 a month courtesy of the British taxpayer.
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.
This comes a fortnight after the Home Office announced that it is to let 138 war criminals from around the world settle in the UK free from persecution, prosecution and presumably on benefits (would you employ a war criminal?