War Crimes Suspect Arrested in France

Callixte Mbarushimana, a Rwandan rebel leader wanted for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been arrested in France under a warrant issued by the International Criminal Court.

Mbarushimana is charged with 11 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes including killings, rape, persecution based on gender and extensive destruction of property committed by the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) during most of 2009.

As late as August 2010, the FDLR was involved in the commission of more than 300 rapes in DRC’s North Kivu province, according to a statement issued by the ICC.

Another FDLR commander sought by the ICC for war crimes, Bosco Ntaganda, is still at large.

Let’s hope he is apprehended soon.

Well done France.

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