Congo ex-rebel chief to testify in war crimes trial

The Hague, Monday Congolese ex-rebel commander Bosco Ntaganda will finally testify Wednesday in his trial at the International Criminal Co...

Congolese ex-rebel commander Bosco Ntaganda. Photo/File

The Hague, Monday

Congolese ex-rebel commander Bosco Ntaganda will finally testify Wednesday in his trial at the International Criminal Court, fending off accusations of using child soldiers and capturing sex slaves for his rebel army.

Almost two years after the trial opened, the man once dubbed “The Terminator” will take the stand to recall events in 2002 to 2003, when his rebel forces rampaged through the vast central African country’s gold-rich Ituri province, murdering and raping civilians and plundering their possessions.

Ntaganda, 43, has denied 13 charges of war crimes and five counts of crimes against humanity committed by his Patriotic Forces for the Liberation of Congo, a Hema militia which according to prosecutors targeted the Lendu and other non-Hema groups. -AFP

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