Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara on Monday announced amnesties for around 800 people, including former first lady Simone Gbagbo who is currently behind bars, in the name of national reconciliation.
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Simone Gbagbo, the former First Lady of Ivory Coast, is acquitted of crimes against humanity. She remains in prison for a previous conviction for undermining state security. 2017-03-28 (Context: Simone Gbagbo, crimes against humanity)
The Bangladeshi International Crimes Tribunal sentences former National Security Intelligence director general Wahidul Haque to prison for crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 Liberation War when Haque was a Pakistani Army general. The convictions relate to the deaths of 500-600 unarmed Bengalis and Santals in Rangpur. 2018-04-25 (Context: crimes against humanity)
The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals partly overturns the acquittal of Serb radical nationalist Vojislav Seselj and finds him guilty of crimes against humanity during the Yugoslav Wars. He is not detained as he served more than eleven years in the court's custody, and takes to Twitter to declare himself "proud of my war crimes" and "ready to repeat them". 2018-04-11 (Context: crimes against humanity)
Burundi becomes the first country to leave the International Criminal Court amid accusations the government committed crimes against humanity, including torture of political opponents. Burundi has accused the ICC of deliberately targeting Africans for prosecution. 2017-10-27 (Context: crimes against humanity)
A group of people are arrested in the Peruvian village of Muqui, located in the Andes, after they painted a wall with allusive symbols and messages to the far-left terrorist organization, Shining Path, responsible for crimes against humanity in Peru from 1980 to 1992. Police later clarified that the true intentions of the arrested, some of them students of a technical training institute, were to make a short film. 2017-07-5 (Context: crimes against humanity)