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    This is a list of convicted war criminals found guilty of war crimes under the rules of warfare as defined by the World War II Nuremberg Trials (as well as by earlier agreements established by the Hague Conferences of 1899 and 1907, the Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928, and the Geneva Conventions of 1929 and … See more

    Champ Ferguson (1821-1865), Confederate guerrilla leader sentenced to death for the murders of civilians, prisoners and wounded soldiers during the American Civil War.
    Henry Wirz (1822–1865), … See more

    • Felipe Cusanero, military officer convicted of war crimes, torture, and forced disappearances.
    • Candido Noriega, farmer with far-right paramilitary connections who aided in the capture and murder of left-wing civilians. See more

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    Rudolf Creutz (1896-1980), Austrian member of the Nazi SS, ordered mass deportation, sentenced to 15 years in prison at the Nuremberg RuSHA trial, released in 1951. See more

    Adolfo Scilingo (born 1946), Argentine naval officer, sentenced to life in prison for multiple acts of torture and extrajudicial killings during … See more

    Charles McArthur Emmanuel (born 1978), Anti-Terrorist Unit member convicted of torture and gang activity.
    Charles Taylor (born 1948), 22nd President of Liberia, guilty on 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity during both the Sierra Leone Civil War and … See more

    Edith Cavell (1865-1915), abused the protection arising from medical status by helping PoWs escape, sentenced to death
    Ahmed Djemal (1872 … See more

    Ghulam Azam (1922–2014), former leader of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami sentenced to 90 years' imprisonment for war crimes committed during the Bangladesh Liberation War See more

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