Crime in History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 230 of 230

  • 2014-02-28 Russia moves troops into the Crimea to protect its interests against Ukraine

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2014-03-10 German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns Russia's Vladimir Putin that making Crimea part of Russia is illegal and in violation of Ukraine's constitution

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • 2014-03-16 Voters in Crimea vote overwhelmingly to leave Ukraine and rejoin Russia amid international condemnation of its design
  • 2014-03-17 The Republic of Crimea is declared
  • 2014-03-18 Russia formally annexes Crimea, previously part of Ukraine. by signing Treaty on Accession
  • 2014-03-21 Russia formally annexes Crimea amid international condemnation
  • 2014-03-24 Ukraine withdraws its forces from the Crimea
  • 2014-03-27 UN General Assembly condemns Russia's annexation of Crimea
  • 2014-05-23 Russia and China veto the U.N. Security Council resolution to establish an International Criminal Court for war crimes in Syria
  • 2014-06-30 Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is convicted of indecent assault in London, England
  • 2014-12-13 Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, criticizes UN Security Council for its lack of action over war crimes in the Darfur region of Sudan
  • 2015-02-05 70s British rock star Gary Glitter is convicted of sexual child abuse charges in London
  • 2015-02-11 Francesco Schettino, Captain of the Costa Concordia that ran aground 2012, is convicted of manslaughter in Grosseto and sentenced to 16 years in jail
  • 2015-05-17 Gun fight between rival biker gangs and police in Waco, Texas leaves 9 dead and 18 injured. 170 later arrested for organised crime.
  • 2015-06-06 Convicted killers Richard Matt and David Sweat break out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York
  • 2016-03-01 Two Guatemalan military officers are convicted of sexual slavery during country's civil war - first ever prosecution of sexual slavery during an armed conflict

  • 2016-05-30 Former Chad dictator Hissène Habré convicted of crimes against humanity by the Extraordinary African chambers, 1st ex-head of state convicted of the charge
  • 2016-09-19 Aid convoy into Urum al-Kubra, Syria attacked by air strikes, UN denounces as a war crime
  • 2017-05-15 1st US prosecution under federal Hate Crimes Act of violence against transgender person, murder of Mercedes Williamson
  • 2017-08-11 Chinese crime writer Liu Yongbiao after announcing novel called "Beautiful Writer who Killed", arrested for murders of four people nearly 22 years ago

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2017-08-25 President Donald Trump grants presidential pardon to Joe Arpaio, who had been convicted of contempt of court for racial profiling

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2017-08-25 Indian spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is convicted of raping two of his followers in Panchkula
  • 2017-10-31 Two men convicted of raping and inpregnating their 10 year old niece in Chandigarh, India

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2017-11-22 Ratko Mladic the "Butcher of Bosnia" is convicted of genocide and other atrocities during the Bosnian war and jailed for life in The Hague

Serbian General Ratko Mladić
Serbian General
Ratko Mladić
  • 2018-04-27 Mass protests across Spain after 5 men convicted of sexual abuse but not rape of teenage girl during Running of the Bulls festival in Pamplona

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2018-05-15 Controversial Kerch bridge linking Russia and annexed Crimea opened by Russian President Vladimir Putin. At 19km the longest bridge in Europe.

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • 2018-05-22 Australian court finds Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson guilty of covering up sexual abuse in 1970s, most senior Catholic priest to be convicted
  • 2018-07-30 Australian Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson resigns after being convicted of concealing sexual abuse
  • 2018-08-21 Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman, is convicted on eight counts of fraud in a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 2018-08-27 UN releases report saying Myanmar military leaders should face genocide and crimes against humanity charges for violence against Rohingya

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