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Ex-C.A.R Rebel Leader To Appear Before ICC For War Crimes

 

An ex-Central African Republic rebel leader is to appear for the first time before the International Criminal Court on Thursday.

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Mahamat Said Abdel Kani is facing war crimes and crimes against humanity charges.

The ex-militia commander, was arrested in Bria region and handed over to the ICC on Sunday by officials in the Central African Republic.

The ex-rebel leader will then be informed of the charges against him and his rights under the ICC Rome Statute.

A limited number of people will be allowed in the courtroom due to Covid-19 health measures.

But the session will be broadcast live on the ICC website in French, English and Sango, the official and primary language in the CAR.

The ICC issued a warrant of arrest for Mohamat Said Abdel Kani on 7 January 2019.

He is alleged to have committed the crimes in 2013 in Bangui, after the ouster of President François Bozize.

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