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US war crimes ambassador says Ntaganda to be sent to ICC

Audio 06:04
By: Michel Arseneault
7 min

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has called for the swift extradition of the Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda to the International Criminal Court. Ntaganda, who turned himself in at the US embassy in Rwanda last Monday, is expected to be transferred for trial at the ICC within days. He is facing charges of using child soldiers, keeping women as sex slaves and participating in the murder of hundreds of people in eastern DRC a decade ago. The US ambassador for war crimes, Stephen Rapp, says Washington is working "very hard" to facilitate his transfer to The Hague. He praises Rwanda for its cooperation in this affair.