APPEALS JUDGES AT THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT HAVE UPHELD THE CONVICTION OF FORMER CONGOLESE MILITIA LEADER BOSCO NTAGANDA FOR WAR CRIMES AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.
Written by wave FM on March 30, 2021
Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court have upheld the conviction of former Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Presiding judge, HOWARD MORRISON said the panel confirmed NTAGANDA’s 30-year jail sentence after the judges rejected the all former warlord’s grounds of appeal.
NTAGANDA’S lawyers had sought to overturn his conviction, saying the original trial was riddled with legal errors.
But the appeals judges dismissed all of the almost 30 grounds of appeal raised against his conviction and sentence, the longest the court has handed down.
Edited by George Ukaegbu