WAR CRIMES

U.S. joins allies in war crimes investigation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Justice Department is working with European allies and prosecutors in Ukraine to investigate war crimes after Russia’s invasion. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday that U.S. prosecutors across the world are working to collect evidence and to “collect the information on atrocities that we have all seen in both photographs and video footage.” He pointed specifically…

War crimes expert, former UND professor: Putin responsible for ‘whole slew’ of crimes

HONG KONG (KVRR) – A former University of North Dakota professor who is considered one of the world’s leading war crimes authorities says it won’t be a “slam-dunk” if a decision is made to prosecute Russian President Vladimir Putin. Professor Gregory Gordon helped prosecute Nazi war criminals and has lectured the United Nations about war crimes and genocide. Gordon was…

Poland Seeking Extradition of 98-Year-Old Minnesota Man

Polish prosecutors have decided to seek an arrest warrant for the now 98-year-old man

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Poland will seek extradition of a Minnesota man accused of being a Nazi unit commander. Michael Karkoc of Minneapolis was put under investigation after the AP published evidence in 2013 establishing he commanded a Nazi SS-led unit accused of burning villages filled with women and children. Polish prosecutors have decided to seek an arrest warrant for…