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Court convicts Congo's Ntaganda of war crimes

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Court convicts Congo's Ntaganda of war crimes
FILE PHOTO: Congolese militia commander Bosco Ntaganda enters the courtroom of the ICC (International Criminal Court) during his trial in the Hague, the Netherlands July 8, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Plevier/Pool   -   Copyright  EVA PLEVIER(Reuters)
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THEHAGUE (Reuters) – Judges at the International Criminal Court on Monday convicted Bosco Ntaganda, a former Congolese military leader, on charges of atrocities including murder, rape and conscripting child soldiers.

Ntaganda, 45, was convicted for acts committed while he was a leader of the Union of Congolese Patriots (UPC) militia in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2002-2003.

Ntaganda’s sentence will be determined at a later hearing.

(Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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