Posts Tagged ‘Ngiti’

February 10, 2014

Ntaganda’s Confirmation of Charges Hearing Opens at ICC

By Wairagala Wakabi

Ten months after he surrendered to the International Criminal Court (ICC), Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda today appeared before the court for hearings to decide whether charges against him should go to trial. Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said Mr. Ntaganda and the Patriotic Force for the Liberation of Congo (FPLC) militia in which he was a…

March 13, 2012

Fear and Anticipation in Ituri Ahead of the ICC’s First Verdict

By Olivia Bueno

Dear readers – please find below a commentary written by Olivia Bueno at the International Refugee Rights Initiative in consultation with Congolese activists. The views and opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the International Refugee Rights Initiative or of the Open Society Justice Initiative. The International Criminal Court (ICC)…

January 14, 2010

Victim: I Saw My Friends Die Like Flies

By Wairagala Wakabi

A former child soldier on Thursday recalled how he was abducted by militiamen belonging to the group which Thomas Lubanga allegedly led, got tortured at a training camp, and watched his friends get killed in battle “like flies”. The former child soldier was the second participating victim to give evidence at the Lubanga trial. He…