Congo militia leader ordered rapes, massacres: prosecutor

Defense Counsel Marc Desalliers (R) and Caroline Buteau look on during the case against Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, February 10, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/TOUSSAINT KLUITERS/UNITED PHOTOS/POOL (Reuters) – A Congolese militia leader widely known as “the Terminator” led fighters, including child soldiers, in a campaign of ethnically-motivated rape and murder, the International Criminal Court was told on Monday. Prosecutors told judges that Bosco Ntaganda had committed the crimes while leading fighters of Hema ethnicity to drive ethnic Lendus out of the mineral-rich…

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Rwandan opposition leader Bernard Ntaganda in peril after prison hunger strike

by Ann Garrison KPFA Evening News, broadcast Sept. 15, 2013 Transcript KPFA Evening News Anchor David Rosenberg: Rwandan opposition leader Bernard Ntaganda is reported to be in perilous condition after going on a hunger strike to protest inhumane conditions in Rwanda’s Mpanga Prison, which is also known as Rwanda’s Guantanamo. Rwanda has been a close ally and military partner of the U.S. since President Kagame and his Rwandan Patriotic Front seized power in 1994. KPFA’s Ann Garrison has more.   On Jan. 17, 2010, Bernard Ntaganda greeted fellow opposition leader Victoire…

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All things truly wicked start from innocence

By: Jennifer Fierberg In an interview on RFI.fr conducted in English and translated to Kiswahili on Monday July 8, 2013 Colonel Patrick Karegeya, former head of intelligence in Rwanda under President Paul Kagame made the following statement (in summary): This senior Rwandan officer refugee in South Africa claims to have information on the recruitment of Laurent Nkunda and Bosco Ntaganda by Paul Kagame and DRC will be sent to create rebellions. Patrick Karegeya further stated that he calls for the International Criminal Court to indict the Rwandan President Paul Kagame as well as Bosco…

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