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Rwandan FDLR leader Mbarushimana to face ICC court in the Netherlands

A French court on Wednesday ordered the extradition of a Rwandan rebel leader to the International Criminal Court in The Hague on charges of raping and killing civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The rebel, Callixte Mbarushimana, was arrested in Paris in October on a warrant from the international court, which has charged him with 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Prosecutors say he is the main political leader of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, which uses Congo as a base to attack the Tutsi-led government of Rwanda across the border. Mr. Mbarushimana, 47, plans to appeal the extradition ruling, his lawyer told The Associated Press.

November 5, 2010   No Comments