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French priest and researcher of massacres now focuses on Ukraine

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Father Patrick Desbois, 66, who has spent two decades researching and publishing the facts of mass killings, from the lesser known atrocities of WWII to the massacre of Yazidis by the so-called Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, and is now collecting testimonies of the horrific events unfolding in the war in Ukraine. 

Russia 'must answer for crimes' in Ukraine says French president

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Since Russian soldiers pulled out of Kyiv and the surrounding area,  Ukrainian officials say they have recovered 410 civilian bodies. 

The damning evidence of Russian war crimes in Ukraine

International — Investigation

Footage from the war in Ukraine, analysed by Mediapart in this video report, shows how, since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine, civilian residential areas around the country have become the systematic target of indiscriminate bombings by Russian forces, and notably with the use of cluster munitions.

French FM says 'indiscriminate' attacks on Idlib may be war crimes

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Speaking in parliament, French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the Damascus regime of Bashar al-Assa and its ally Russia might be held to account for war crimes over indiscriminate aerial bombing of 'civilian populations and hospitals' in Idlib, the beseiged last major stronghold of active opposition to the regime.

France investigates Liberian suspect for crimes against humanity

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The man is suspected of being former commander in United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO), which fought in 1990s.

France urges war crimes investigation into Aleppo bombardment

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French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said bombing of rebel-held parts of Syrian town of Aleppo by Russia and Damascus regime are war crimes over which Paris is to ask the International Criminal Court to launch an investigation.

France accuses Syria's Assad of war crimes in Aleppo

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French ambassador to UN said Syrian government is targeting civilians in the city, where 250,000 people live under siege conditions.

French journalist Florence Hartmann jailed by war crimes tribunal

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Ex-Le Monde correspondent detained for revealing that information on Srebrenica massacre was withheld from international criminal court.

France 'opens war crimes inquiry' against Assad regime

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Criminal probe of Syrian president's regime for alleged atrocities committed between 2011 and 2013 began on September 15th.

Rwandan army captain in landmark French genocide trial

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Pascal Simbikangwa is the first Rwandan to be tried in France in relation to the 1994 genocide that left up to 800,000 dead.