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Congo warlord Ntaganda 'key' to ethnic crimes, ICC hears

Former warlord Bosco Ntaganda played a "key role" in ethnic crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, using child soldiers and capturing sex slaves for his rebel army, the International Criminal Court heard on Monday. The man known as "The Terminator" appeared at The Hague-based court where judges will decide if there is enough evidence to charge him for crimes committed in the central African country a decade ago.

Congo warlord Ntaganda 'key' to ethnic crimes, ICC hears

Former warlord Bosco Ntaganda played a "key role" in ethnic crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, using child soldiers and capturing sex slaves for his rebel army, the International Criminal Court heard on Monday. The man known as "The Terminator" appeared at the Hague-based court where judges will decide if there's enough evidence to charge him for crimes committed in the central African country a decade ago.

War crimes suspect Ntaganda protests innocence at ICC

Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda made his first appearance before the International Criminal Court on Tuesday, telling a judge he was innocent of charges ranging from murder and rape to using child soldiers. The man known as "The Terminator" appeared with a shaven head, thin moustache and wearing a black suit and dark blue tie after arriving in The Hague on Friday following his surprise surrender in Rwanda.

War crimes suspect Ntaganda tells ICC he is innocent

Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda made his first appearance before the International Criminal Court on Tuesday, telling a judge he was innocent of charges ranging from murder and rape to using child soldiers. The man known as "The Terminator" appeared with a shaved head, thin moustache and wearing a black suit and dark blue tie after arriving in The Hague on Friday following his surprise surrender in Rwanda.

URGENT ¥¥¥ War crimes suspect Ntaganda tells ICC he is innocent

Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda told an International Criminal Court judge on Tuesday that he is innocent of charges ranging from murder and rape to using child soldiers. "I was informed of these crimes but I plead not guilty" Ntaganda told the ICC, before being reminded by Ekaterina Trendafilova that a plea need not be entered yet. jhe-ndy/cjo/yad

URGENT ¥¥¥ Ntaganda confirmation of ICC charges hearing set for Sept 23

The International Criminal Court will hold a confirmation of charges hearing for Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda on September 23, the court said during his first appearance on Tuesday. Ntaganda, the first suspect to hand himself in to the ICC in The Hague, faces charges ranging from murder and rape to using child soldiers during his time as a warlord in DR Congo a decade ago. ndy/cjo/yad

Congo warlord denies guilt in first appearance at Hague court

By Thomas Escritt THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Bosco Ntaganda, a Congolese warlord known as "the Terminator" who evaded arrest on war crimes charges for seven years, denied guilt when he appeared for the first time at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday. Ntaganda unexpectedly gave himself up to diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda last week, walking in off the street and demanding to be handed over the ICC. Within days he was put on a plane to The Hague.

DR Congo war crimes suspect Ntaganda in ICC prison

Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda spent his first night in custody at the International Criminal Court Saturday, having turned himself in to face charges ranging from murder and rape to using child soldiers. The first ever suspect to voluntarily surrender to the ICC, Ntaganda is wanted for war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed during his years as a warlord in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The man known as "The Terminator" walked into the US embassy in Rwanda on Monday and asked to be sent to the Hague-based court.

URGENT ¥¥¥ War crimes suspect Ntaganda arrives at Hague prison: ICC

Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda arrived from Kigali at the International Criminal Court's prison in The Hague on Friday, the ICC said. "Bosco Ntaganda arrived to the ICC detention centre," the court said in a tweet. Ntaganda is wanted for war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed during his years as a warlord in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. cjo/jj

Congolese warlord arrives at war crimes court jail

By Jenny Clover KIGALI (Reuters) - A Congolese warlord known as "the Terminator" who is accused of murder, rape and other atrocities arrived at the International Criminal Court's jail in the Netherlands early on Saturday, the court said. Bosco Ntaganda, who walked off the street and gave himself up at the U.S. Embassy in Kigali in a surprise move on Monday, was flown in a private jet from the Rwandan capital to The Hague after being handed over to the court's custody.
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