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ICC to Sentence Bosco Ntaganda on November 7

The International Criminal Court announced on Tuesday that the sentencing of Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda will take place on November 7.

Former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda arrives at the courtroom of the International Criminal Court (ICC) during the closing statements of his trial in the Hague, the Netherlands, on August 28, 2018. – International judges will hear closing arguments on August 28, 2018 in the case against former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, accused of war crimes including using child soldiers and sex slaves in his rebel army. Once known as “The Terminator”, Ntaganda faces 13 counts of war crimes and five counts of crimes against humanity for his role in a brutal civil conflict in the DR Congo’s volatile east more than 15 years ago.
justice (Photo by Bas Czerwinski / ANP / AFP) / Netherlands OUT (Photo credit should read BAS CZERWINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Ntaganda was found guilty in July of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed in Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in 2002-2003.

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He faces up to 30 years in jail or life imprisonment for the crimes committed.

Ntaganda, who was nicknamed ‘The Terminator’, had previously claimed that he was a revolutionary, but not a criminal.

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