War Crime

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A violation of established protections of the laws of war, which is defined by international law—e.g., the Hague and Geneva Conventions
Examples of war crimes Mistreatment, deportation, enslavement and/or mass murder of prisoners of war, hostages or civilians, genocide, and wanton destruction of population centres and any devastation not justified by military, or civilian necessity
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Koizumi told a press conference in Nagasaki that he will make a final decision on the visit to the Shinto shrine, which honors 14 Class A war criminals among about 2.
The Class A war criminals enshrined at the establishment include Gen.