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ICC sentences Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda to 30 years in jail

Bosco (pictured) was on July 8 found guilty by Trial Chamber VI of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed in Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in 2002-2003/ICC Public Affairs Unit

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 7 – The International Criminal Court (ICC) Trial Chamber VI on Thursday unanimously sentenced Bosco Ntaganda to 30 years of imprisonment. 

Bosco was on July 8 found guilty by Trial Chamber VI of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed in Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in 2002-2003.

The crimes included murder and attempted murder, rape, sexual slavery, persecution, forcible transfer and deportation, murder and attempted murder, intentionally directing attacks against civilians, rape and sexual slavery.

Others were ordering the displacement of the civilian population, conscripting and enlisting children under the age of 15 years into an armed group and using them to participate actively in hostilities, intentionally directing attacks against protected objects, and destroying the adversary’s property.

The Thursday verdict is subject to appeals.

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