05:54, July 08 40 0 theguardian.com

2019-07-08 05:54:05
DRC rebel commander 'the Terminator' convicted over war crimes

The international criminal court has convicted a notorious rebel commander known as “the Terminator” of 18 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes, including murder, rape and sexual slavery, for his role in atrocities in a bloody ethnic conflict in a mineral-rich region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2002 and 2003.

Bosco Ntaganda, who maintained his innocence during his trial, faces a maximum life sentence after his convictions on Monday at the ICC. He showed no emotion as the presiding judge, Robert Fremr, passed judgment.

Ntaganda was first indicted in 2006 and became a symbol of impunity in Africa, even serving as a general in Congo’s army before turning himself in in 2013 as his power base crumbled.

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