Bosco Ntaganda has been indicted by International Criminal Court on seven counts of war crimes and three counts of crimes against humanity By VOA News Mon, 03/18/2013 - 14:35 The crimes took place when Ntaganda served as the deputy chief of general staff to UCP leader Thomas Lubanga. In July, a three-judge bench found Ntaganda guilty on all 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the mineral-rich north-eastern region of Ituri between 2002 and 2003. .css-8h1dth-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-8h1dth-Link:hover,.css-8h1dth-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. The former Congolese rebel has been sentenced by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to 30 years in prison. The sentence on Thursday was the highest-ever penalty handed down by The Hague-based court.

The judges ruled that Ntaganda had personally killed a Catholic priest while the fighters he commanded ran rampage in the region. Ntaganda was also the first suspect to voluntarily surrender to the court, but judges were not convinced he'd done the honourable thing. Ntaganda was convicted on 18 counts and has been sentenced to 30 years for war crimes and crimes against humanity including murder, rape, sexual slavery and using child soldiers. A fifth person, Jean-Pierre Bemba, the former vice-president of DR Congo, was initially found guilty of war crimes before being cleared on appeal last year. The time he spent in ICC detention - from 22 March 2013 to 7 November 2019 - will be deducted from this sentence. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.

He walked into the US embassy in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, six years ago and asked to be sent to the court, based in the Netherlands. The Rwandan-born 46-year-old has appealed against his conviction. US election 2020 polls: Who is ahead - Trump or Biden? The Jazz Pianist was Married once to Aisha Tyne; Bio, Wiki, Age, Children, Net Worth, Husband’s Death & Cause, James Miller(Adviser To Mark Esper Resigns in a Letter) Bio, Wiki, Resignation, The Trump Campaign, Max Werenka (13-year-old Alberta boy) Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, GoPro, Accidentally Solves Janet Farris (Vancouver Island woman) Disappearance Case. US Election 2020: Results and exit poll in maps and charts, US election results: Trump sues as path to victory over Biden narrows. Bosco Ntaganda was the military chief of staff of the National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP), an armed militia group operating in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Election results: The story so far... VideoElection results: The story so far... Church pastor a career con artist. After the Ituri conflict, Ntaganda was integrated into the Congolese army and was a general from 2007 to 2012, but then became a founding member of the M23 rebel group in a new uprising against the government. "He said it would also send a strong signal to human rights defenders anywhere that they are not beyond justice," said Meece. VideoTech to spot sailor’s mood in tough global race, 'Bigorexia leading to depression' among gym-goers, 'Young black people need role models to see' Video'Young black people need role models to see'. Members of his militia group, the CNDP, were also integrated into the army in 2009, but Ntaganda and many of the soldiers deserted in 2012 and formed the rebel group M23. Judge Fremr highlighted the case of a 13-year-old rape victim who underwent years of surgery and developed a long-lasting fear that caused her to drop out of school. In 2012, he became the founding member of the M23 rebel group after he defected with hundreds of soldiers from the Congolese national army. Bosco Ntaganda, believed to be in his late 30s, is a Rwandophone Congolese from the ethnic Tutsi community of eastern Congo. US election results: Does Trump or Biden have the easier path to victory? The Rwanda-born 46-year-old former rebel was involved in numerous armed conflicts in both Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ntaganda’s hearing at the ICC began on 3 September 2015. Ntaganda attended secondary school at Ngungu-Masisi in eastern DRC though did not graduate. Some thought that this day would never come, as he had benefitted from the peace process. Read about our approach to external linking. Get in touch with us,, © Glob Intel 2020, All Rights Reserved - - - Partner Site, Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker, Bosco Ntaganda(Ex-Congolese Rebel Leader); Bio, Wiki, Age, Nationality, Nicknames, Arrest, Allegations, ICC Hearing, Convictions, Atrocities, Imprisoned, Black Panther will have outperformed a large number of Marvel’s mightiest, Paul Pogba’s ‘self-evident’ issues with Jose Mourinho ‘could bring a stand-Off. The time Ntaganda has spent in detention at the ICC from 2013 would be deducted from the sentence. US election 2020: Why do different news sites have different tallies? Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) found in July that fighters loyal to Ntaganda had carried out gruesome massacres of civilians.

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