TV News LIES

Wednesday, Aug 05th

Last update04:08:16 AM GMT

You are here News Human Rights Congo Rebel Leader Found Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity

Congo Rebel Leader Found Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity

E-mail Print PDF

Germain katangaThe International Criminal Court found Democratic Republic of Congo rebel leader Germain Katanga guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity, Judge Bruno Cotte said.

Katanga, 35, stood accused of seven counts of war crimes and three counts of crimes against humanity for attacks against ethnic-Hema villagers in the town of Bogoro in Congo’s northeastern Ituri district in February 2003. He was cleared on counts of rape and sexual slavery, as well as using child soldiers, The Hague-based court said.

The court found Katanga guilty “as an accessory to the crimes committed” on Feb. 24, 2003, Cotte said. Katanga’s role in providing arms to the rebels was essential to the crimes committed in Bogoro, he said.

Katanga, who was also known as Simba, the Swahili word for lion, led the Patriotic Resistance Force in Ituri, or FRPI, an ethnic-Lendu militia that fought a civil war for control of the gold-rich region more than a decade ago. The attack on Bogoro killed 200 people and resulted in the enslavement of several women and girls, according to Katanga’s ICC arrest warrant.

The court said Katanga was guilty of the war crimes of murder, attacking a civilian population, destroying enemy property and pillaging. He was also declared guilty of murder as a crime against humanity.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed 459 civilians

Civilan casualties of US attacksU.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least...

‘Rubber stamp for endless detention’: Judge rejects Gitmo detainee’s legal challenge

GitmoA federal judge has rejected a legal challenge from a Guantanamo Bay inmate who said his...

Anti-torture reforms opposed within psychology group after damning report

Anti-torture reforms opposedOpposition is building to intended anti-torture reforms within the largest professional organization of psychologists in the...

Israel authorizes force-feeding of prisoners

Israel forcefeeds prisonersIsrael's parliament has passed into law the ability to force-feed prisoners on hunger strike, a move...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!