Verdict:ICC sentences Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda to 30 years in jail

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BY UPESI REPORTER,NAIROBI,7TH NOV 2019-The International Criminal Court (ICC) Trial Chamber VI  has resolved to sentence Bosco Ntaganda to 30 years of imprisonment.

Bosco was on July 8 found guilty by Trial Chamber VI of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed in Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in 2002-2003.

He was found guilty of among other  crimes : murder and attempted murder, rape, sexual slavery, persecution, forcible transfer and deportation, murder and attempted murder, intentionally directing attacks against civilians, rape and sexual slavery.

Others were ordering the displacement of the civilian population, conscripting and enlisting children under the age of 15 years into an armed group and using them to participate actively in hostilities, intentionally directing attacks against protected objects, and destroying the adversary’s property. Ntaganda can however appeal against the sentence

 

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