Wanted for crimes against humanity, the rebel Sheka surrendered to MONUSCO today in North Kivu
Goma, 26 July 2017 - Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka, founder and leader of Nduma defense of Congo (NDC) has surrendered Wednesday 26th July to MONUSCO in Mutongo, approximatively 10 km North of Walikale, North Kivu. He has been transferred to Goma. Sheka is wanted since 2011 under a national warrant for crimes against humanity including for mass rapes.
Sheka presented himself to MONUSCO in full awareness of the fact that he is wanted by the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to stand trial for alleged crimes.
MONUSCO is committed to supporting the relevant judicial authorities in pursuing criminal prosecutions for all human rights violations, in accordance with the rule of law.
MONUSCO has a standing agreement with the DRC government to ensure that all persons in the mission’s care who are handed over to the national authorities are treated in accordance with all relevant human rights standards.