Former Congolese Warlord On Trial At The ICC

Former Congolese warlord, Bosco “Terminator” Ntaganda began his trial today at the International criminal Court (ICC) where he is facing an 18 count charge which includes crimes against humanity as well war crimes.

The former warlord who turned himself in two years ago has entered a plea of not guilty to all the charges today. Some of the other charges include murder, rape as well as the recruitment of child soldiers.

Prosecutors claim the 41 year old is directly responsible for the killing of 800 civilians between 2002 as well as 2003. He also reportedly recruited child soldiers while keeping young girls as sex slaves and raping them.

The trial, which relies on evidence collected from 2,000 victims is expected to last several weeks.

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