‘Terminator’ Bosco Ntaganda faces life in jail for war crimes in Congo
An ex-rebel commander known as The Terminator for his role in violent crusades in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Bosco Ntaganda faces life behind bars after being found guilty of 18 counts at the global court in The Hague, including murder, rape and using child soldiers.
The 46-year-old – who grew up in Rwanda – played a key role in atrocities in a mineral-rich region of Congo during a bloody ethnic conflict between 2002 and 2003, but maintained his innocence during the trial.
He is only the fourth person to be convicted of war crimes by the court since its creation in 2002, having turned himself into a US embassy in Rwanda six years ago following the breakup of his power base.
Judge Robert Fremr listed a string of crimes perpetrated or co-perpetrated by Ntaganda, with one of the most notable being a ruthless massacre in a banana field…….read more
Source: Sky News