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Congo's Ntaganda to appear in war crimes court March 26

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda will make his first appearance before the International Criminal Court on March 26, the court said in a statement on Friday. Judges will use the morning hearing to verify his identity. Ntaganda handed himself in to the United States embassy in the Rwandan capital Kigali on Monday. (Reporting By Thomas Escritt; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

URGENT ¥¥¥ DR Congo warlord Ntaganda to face judges Tuesday: ICC

Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda will face International Criminal Court judges for the first time on Tuesday following his transfer from Rwanda to The Hague, the court announced on Friday. "The initial appearance of Bosco Ntaganda before Pre-Trial Chamber II of the ICC is scheduled for Tuesday, 26 March 2013 at 11:00 am (1000 GMT)," it said in a statement. jhe/cjo/boc

URGENT ¥¥¥ US hopes 'justice will be done' in case of DRC warlord

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday welcomed the transfer of Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda to the International Criminal Court as a victory for "justice and accountability." "Now there is hope that justice will be done," Kerry said, in a statement released after Ntaganda was flown out of Rwanda to the The Hague, where he faces charges ranging from murder and rape to using child soldiers. jkb/dc

Congolese warlord headed for war crimes court

By Jenny Clover KIGALI (Reuters) - A Congolese warlord known as "the Terminator" and accused of murder, rape and other atrocities was flown out of Rwanda on Friday to face war crimes charges in the International Criminal Court in the Hague. Bosco Ntaganda walked off the street and gave himself up at the U.S. Embassy in Kigali in a surprise move on Monday after a 15-year career that spanned a series of Rwandan-backed rebellions in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

DR Congo warlord Ntaganda headed for The Hague

The International Criminal Court said Friday that wanted DR Congo rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda, who surrendered earlier this week, is headed to The Hague-based court from Rwanda. "Ntaganda... surrendered himself voluntarily and is now... headed to the ICC detention centre in The Hague," the ICC said. He is to face charges of using child soldiers, keeping women as sex slaves and participating in the murder of at least 800 people in eastern DR Congo between 2002 and 2003.

URGENT ¥¥¥ ICC confirms DR Congo warlord Ntaganda headed for The Hague

The International Criminal Court said Friday that wanted DR Congo rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda, who surrendered earlier this week, is headed to The Hague-based court from Rwanda. "Ntaganda... surrendered himself voluntarily and is now... headed to the ICC detention centre in The Hague," the ICC said. cjo/jhe/mbx

Congolese warlord Ntaganda is on way to Hague-war crimes court

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Bosco Ntaganda, the Congolese warlord wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity, left Rwanda on Friday and is on his way to The Hague, the court said on Friday. The court said in a statement it would soon set a date for his first appearance in court to confirm his identity. Ntaganda surrendered himself voluntarily to the U.S. Embassy in the Rwandan capital Kigali on Monday. (Reporting By Thomas Escritt; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

URGENT ¥¥¥ DR Congo warlord leaves Kigali for The Hague: Rwanda FM

Democratic Republic of Congo rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda left Rwanda Friday with International Criminal Court officials for trial in The Hague, Rwanda's foreign minister said. "Bosco Ntaganda has just taken off from Kigali in custody of ICC officials," Louise Mushikiwabo said in a message on her Twitter account, referring to the Congo warlord dubbed 'The Terminator.' sa-pjm/yad

ICC team in Kigali to transfer DR Congo rebel boss

Experts from the International Criminal Court have arrived in Kigali to help transfer Democratic Republic of Congo warlord Bosco Ntaganda to the Netherlands to face trial, a US official said. Ntaganda, who turned himself in at the US embassy in Rwanda on Monday, is expected to be transferred for trial at The Hague-based ICC within days. "A team from the International Criminal Court (ICC) arrived in Kigali yesterday to make the logistical arrangements for Bosco Ntaganda's transfer to The Hague," a State Department official told AFP on Thursday.

DR Congo warlord 'to be taken to The Hague within days'

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, who turned himself in at the US embassy in Rwanda for extradition to the International Criminal Court, will be transferred to The Hague within days, the court's chief prosecutor said Wednesday. "We are working very closely with those who can help us to ensure he's transferred in the shortest possible time," said ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.
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