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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And if they do happen to know because of their daily reading of the American mainstream newspapers, then they would have a solid view that al Bashir is a war criminal and should be prosecuted by the ICC and Kenyatta being a good guy credentials stemming from being a US ally is innocent.
request from the Soviet Union regarding an alleged war criminal, Ervin
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Aggression is aggression, a crime is a crime, and a war criminal is a war criminal.
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Washington, Feb 16 ( ANI ): A Princeton professor has launched a withering attack on the White House's covert drone program, by likening President Barack Obama to 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.