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GRONING_Oskar_img.jpg 24.07.2015   Oskar Gröning Nazi Germany Germany Sentenced

Oskar Gröning was born in 1921 in Germany. In 1940, he joined the SS, a military organisation under the Nazi Party, as a volunteer. 

In October 1942, Gröning was reassigned from his role in the paymaster’s office to a role in “Inmate Money Administration” at Auschwitz Concentration...

profile_1068.jpg 21.07.2015   Javier Figueroa Guatemala Guatemala Acquitted

Javier Figueroa is the former Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division of the Guatemalan National Civil Police (Policía Nacional Civil - PNC). He fled to Costa Rica on 4 March 2007. He then went to Austria and lived in Wernstein, near the town of Schaerding. He is married and has three children.<br...

profile_1067.jpg 21.07.2015   Samantar Mohammed Ali Somalia United States Sentenced

Mohamed Ali Samantar was born at Kismaayo in the Lower Jubba region of Somalia in 1931. He finished school in Mogadishu and became a member of the Somali army.

In 1954 he was sent to the Cesano di Roma Staff Infantry Academy in Italy, where he studied for two years. Subsequently he...

1412161208267.jpg 19.07.2015   Krunoslav Bonic Former Yugoslavia Australia Other

Krunoslav Bonic was allegedly serving in the Croatian Defence Council in central Bosnia during the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He left the country after the end of the conflict and has been living since 2008 and between 1998 and 2001, at least intermittently in Canberra, Australia, with...

16.07.2015   Gerhard Sommer Occupied Italy Italy Other

Gerhard Sommer was born in 1921 in Rudolstadt, Thüringen, Germany. In 1944, he held the position of Second-Lieutenant in the 16th SS tank division “Reichsführer SS”.

In the summer of 1944, at the time of the facts alleged in the indictment, the German forces were in retreat, in Italy...

09.07.2015   Pero Vincetic Former Yugoslavia Bosnia Herzegovina Indicted

Pero Vincetic, a Bosnian-Croat, is allegedly responsible for the inhumane treatment of imprisoned Serb civilians, detainees from the village of Bukova Greda in Orasje and members of the Army of Republika Srpska (VRS) in several locations including at schools serving as detention centres in Donja...

profile_655.jpg 09.07.2015   Khieu Samphan Cambodia Cambodia Sentenced

Khieu Samphan is born the 27th of July 1931. He is the son of a provincial judge.

In 1955, Khieu Samphan receives a bursary to study at the University of Montpellier in France, where he publishes a thesis on peasantry and Cambodian politics. In his thesis he (already) defends the idea that...

profile_656.jpg 09.07.2015   Nuon Chea Cambodia Cambodia Sentenced

Nuon Chea, with real name Long Bunruot, was born in 1927, in Battambang.

He completed his secondary studies in Bangkok, Thailand where he lived until 1948. He then studied law in Bangkok but did not complete his studies.

Between 1945 and 1948, he was part-time public...

profile_756.jpg 08.07.2015   Lawrence Hutchins Iraq United States Sentenced

Lawrence Hutchins was born in 1984 in Plymouth in the State of Massachusetts USA. After high school, he joined the Marine Corps and attained the rank of Sergeant. In January 2006, he was sent to Iraq on his first assignment to a war zone.

On 26 April 2006, around 2 a.m., a group of...

profile_761.gif 07.07.2015   Bosco Ntaganda Democratic Republic of the Congo ICC Indicted

Bosco Ntaganda is believed to have been born in 1973, of Rwandan nationality and Tutsi descent. He fought with the Rwandan Patriotic Army during the 1994 genocide. He was former Deputy Chief of General Staff for Military Operations of the Patriotic Forces for the Liberation of the Congo (FPLC),...

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