MONUSCO welcomes the surrender of Bosco Ntaganda
Kinshasa, 19 March 2013 – The UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) welcomes the surrender of the Congolese rebel Bosco Ntaganda and the decision by the United States to transfer him to The Hague, where he is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed in Ituri between 2001 and 2003.
Bosco Ntaganda, has been indicted by the ICC on seven counts of war crimes and three counts of crimes against humanity. He is accused of being responsible for the use of children in armed conflict and acts of murder, rape and sexual slavery. Before his surrender, he was one of the authors behind and leaders of the M-23 rebellion in the eastern DRC.