DR Congo's Bosco Ntaganda Convicted of War Crimes by ICC

7/10/2019

Bosco Ntaganda, a former Congolese rebel leader has been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Ntaganda, nicknamed "Terminator", was convicted on 18 counts including murder, rape, sexual slavery and using child soldiers.

Fighters loyal to Bosco Ntaganda carried out gruesome massacres of civilians, said judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Ntaganda, who will be sentenced at a later hearing, is the fourth person convicted by the ICC since its creation in 2002. He becomes the first person convicted of sexual slavery by the ICC. He has 30 days to appeal against the convictions.

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