Serious war crimes

War crime: a crime committed during a war that breaks the accepted international rules of war:

Genocide is a war crime.

Cambridge Dictionary

War crimes :at the heart of the concept of war crimes is the idea that individuals can be held criminally responsible for the actions of a country or its soldiers. War crimes and crimes against humanity are among the gravest crimes in international law.

War crimes

1 “Credible evidence” that Australian soldiers unlawfully killed 39 people in Afghanistan – BBC News

19 nov. 2020

A long-awaited report says there is “credible evidence” that Australian elite soldiers unlawfully killed 39 people during the Afghan war.
 
It has uncovered what the head of Australia’s armed forces says is a “shameful record” among some soldiers.
 
Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Shaimaa Khalil.
 

2 Shame brought upon Australia by ‘a few bad men’ in Afghanistan war | 60 Minutes Australia

23 nov. 2020

 

A few bad men (2020) The shame brought upon the entire country by a few bad men from our military’s special forces is a brutal truth Australians now have no choice but to handle. On Thursday the findings of a four-year-long Defence Force inquiry into the war in Afghanistan were released. The report detailed shocking crimes, including murders, allegedly committed by men who were supposed to be our best-trained, most elite soldiers. What’s staggering is the scale of the wrongdoing – 39 potentially unlawful deaths including Afghan civilians and children. Nick McKenzie has been at the forefront of the reporting of this story for three years. In an exclusive interview with 60 MINUTES he asks the Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Rick Burr, to explain how this disaster was ever allowed to happen, and how far up the chain of command responsibility for it should rest.

 

3 Inside the secret mission to infiltrate inner sanctum of Australia’s special forces | 60 Minutes

15 nov. 2020

The final battle (2020) On Thursday November 12, Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned the country to brace for uncomfortable news. As unthinkable as it is, it seems men we’ve always thought of as heroes are not. An exhaustive four-year investigation by the Inspector General of the Australian Defence Force has found that a small group of soldiers from our elite special forces were potentially involved in shocking war crimes in Afghanistan. The IG’s report is set to be released within days and is expected to detail a litany of heinous crimes committed against defenceless Afghans, including alleged executions. In a special report for 60 MINUTES, Nick McKenzie will not only explain what went wrong with the special forces, but also the one piece of good news: how this story was uncovered rather than covered up.
 
For forty years, 60 Minutes have been telling Australians the world’s greatest stories. Tales that changed history, our nation and our lives. Reporters Liz Hayes, Tom Steinfort, Tara Brown, Liam Bartlett and Sarah Abo look past the headlines because there is always a bigger picture. Sundays are for 60 Minutes.
 

4 Soldier’s heartbreaking journey for forgiveness after horror in Afghanistan | 60 Minutes Australia

28 jun. 2020

Dusty’s war (2020) Every front-line soldier knows war is hell. It’s an enormous responsibility to pick out an enemy fighter, aim a weapon at them and then pull the trigger knowing death is the likely result. That’s why in conflict there are very specific rules of engagement. For the last four years, a secret inquiry – the biggest in Australian military history – has been investigating whether soldiers from our elite special forces broke those rules and committed war crimes in Afghanistan. On 60 MINUTES, Nick McKenzie reveals new information about the shameful conduct of some of our elite fighters. One shocking incident involves former SAS medic Dusty Miller, a good man traumatised by the savagery he says a fellow soldier inflicted on an injured, unarmed Afghan civilian.
 
For forty years, 60 Minutes have been telling Australians the world’s greatest stories. Tales that changed history, our nation and our lives. Reporters Liz Hayes, Tom Steinfort, Tara Brown, Liam Bartlett and Sarah Abo look past the headlines because there is always a bigger picture. Sundays are for 60 Minutes.
 
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5 Shocking allegations about elite Australian soldiers during Afghanistan war | 60 Minutes Australia

22 sep. 2019

An explosive edition of 60 MINUTES will expose shocking allegations about the conduct of some of Australia’s elite soldiers during the conflict in Afghanistan. After two years of exhaustive research, award-winning journalists Nick McKenzie and Chris Masters will reveal unpalatable truths about a group of men Australians think of as heroes. They’re elite soldiers from the Special Air Service (SAS) and Commando regiments who fought in the Australia’s longest war. While it’s not in dispute the men put their lives on the line for their country, what is questioned is the way a small number of them did battle. Damning allegations from fellow soldiers claim the men routinely took the law into their own hands and committed what could amount to serious war crimes, including the execution of innocent civilians and detainees. This story is a joint investigation by the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and 60 MINUTES.
 
For forty years, 60 Minutes have been telling Australians the world’s greatest stories. Tales that changed history, our nation and our lives. Reporters Liz Hayes, Allison Langdon, Tara Brown, Charles Wooley, Liam Bartlett and Sarah Abo look past the headlines because there is always a bigger picture. Sundays are for 60 Minutes.
 

6 Facts Tell: What Australian soldiers did in Afghanistan

8 dec. 2020


After a four-year inquiry, an official
#report on Australian soldiers’ misconduct in #Afghanistan, the #Brereton report, has shocked the world. The redacted report uncovered 39 Afghans were allegedly #murdered by Australian soldiers in 23 incidents from 2005 to 2016. The report confirms that none of these alleged killings took place in the heat of #battle. None of the alleged Afghan victims were combatants. They were all not threatening or under Australian soldiers’ control. How were they killed? Were there any more? Who should be held accountable? This special report tells you more.

 

7 Top Army leaders fired, suspended from Fort Hood after Guillen investigation | Nightline

9 dec. 2020

The Army said 14 people were punished for “leadership failures” in responding to sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations. Vanessa Guillen’s family has been fighting for more accountability.
 

8 The Killing Field | 101 East

12 feb. 2021

*Content warning: This film contains graphic images of death throughout.
 
They are Australia’s elite special forces. For more than 10 years, they were on the front lines of the war in Afghanistan. But explosive revelations expose a series of killings by some of these highly trained soldiers.
 
In this revealing programme, a special forces operative who was on these covert missions speaks out about what he saw. What he has to say will shock and appal.
 
In an investigation that was months in the making, drawing upon sources in Australia and Afghanistan, 101 East exposes a culture of impunity and cover-up among members of Australia’s special forces.
 

9 Baby Delivery Prank

6 apr. 2011

Cruel delivery men are moving some boxes full of babies out of their truck. At least they’re not using a pitchfork. A presentation of the Just For Laughs Gags. The funny hidden camera pranks show for the whole family. Juste pour rire les gags, l’émission de caméra caché la plus comique de la télé!