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UN probes India 'abuses' in Congo

BBC News - August 13, 2008

UN peacekeepers in CongoThe UN has found that its peacekeeping troops from India may have engaged in abuse and exploitation while serving in the Democratic Republic of Congo. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was deeply troubled by the findings.
Kinshasa urges UN to investigate remarks by peacekeeper

XINHUA - July 18, 2008

UN peacekeepers in CongoThe government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) is diligently awaiting the findings of an investigation initiated by the United Nations Mission in DR Congo (MONUC) over certain remarks made by a senior peacekeeping officer.
Thomas Lubanga will remain under custody of the ICC pending final decision on appeal

ICC - July 7, 2008

Thomas LubangaToday, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court granted the suspensive effect of the Prosecution’s appeal against “Decision on the release of Thomas Lubanga.” Therefore the accused will remain under custody of the ICC pending the final decision on the appeal.
UN troops in Congo gold warning

BBC News - July 6, 2008

UN peacekeepers in CongoThree Indian army officers have been let off with a warning over allegations of gold trafficking while they were UN peacekeepers in the DR Congo. The allegations, first revealed by the BBC, were part of a wider investigation carried out by the UN.
ICC: Trial Chamber I orders release of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo - Implementation of the decision is pending

ICC - July 2, 2008

Thomas LubangaSince an appeal may be filed within five days, the order granting release shall not be enforced until the expiry of the five day time-limit. Furthermore, if an appeal is filed and a request is made in the appeal for suspensive effect, the accused shall not leave detention until the Appeals Chamber has resolved whether or not the effect of the order granting release is to be suspended.
ICC orders Congo warlord release

BBC News - July 2, 2008

Thomas LubangaThe International Criminal Court has ordered the release of the first-ever war crimes suspect to face trial before it, Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga. The judges said Mr Lubanga could not be guaranteed a fair trial as prosecutors had withheld evidence from the defence.
ICC: confirmation hearing against Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui

CPI - June 27, 2008

Germain KatangaThe Prosecutor charges Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui for deliberately planning and executing the attack against the village of Bogoro, on or around 24 February 2003.
ICC Arrest Jean-Pierre Bemba

ICC - May 24, 2008

Jean-Pierre BembaJean-Pierre Bemba, charged by the ICC for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in Central African Republic, was today arrested in the suburbs of Brussels, Belgium. Mr. Bemba is chairman of the Mouvement de libération du Congo (MLC), an armed group which intervened in the 2002-2003 armed conflict in Central African Republic (CAR) and pursued a plan of terrorizing and brutalizing innocent civilians, in particular during a campaign of massive rapes and looting. Mr Bemba had already used the same tactics in the past, in CAR, in the DRC, always leaving a trail of death and destruction behind him.
Workshop held to validate the priority action plan for the stabilisation of Ituri

MONUC - May 13, 2008

MONUC - IturiThe technical validation of the "Priority Action Plan for the Stabilisation and Community Reconstruction of Ituri" took place on Thursday 8 May 2008 in Bunia, Ituri district, during a workshop chaired by Mr. François Xavier Kubele Nesele, provincial Minister for planning, budget, trade, industry, and small and medium-sized enterprises.
International Criminal Court issues warrant for "The Terminator"

Congo News Agency - April 30, 2008

International Criminal CourtBosco Ntaganda, known as “The Terminator”, is accused of forceful enrollment of children under the age of 15 for military service in the Ituri region. The warrant alleges that these children received military training from the Forces patriotiques pour la libération du Congo (FPLC) in training camps in Bule, Cantrale, Mandro, Rwampara, Irumu, Bogoro and Sota.







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