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ICC acquits Congo militia boss of war crimes
France 24 ^ | 18/12/2012 | (News Wires/AP)

Posted on 12/18/2012 9:58:18 AM PST by Olog-hai

The ICC freed Congolese ex-militia chief Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui Tuesday after acquitting him of war crimes in the 2003 deaths of 200 villagers. The verdict has cast doubt over the ICC’s ability to collect evidence of atrocities in faraway conflicts. …

The acquittal of Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui on charges including rape, murder and pillage was only the second verdict in the court’s 10-year history and the first time it had cleared a suspect. …

Eric Witte, an expert in international law at the Open Society Justice Initiative, said the judgment “will send a worrying signal about the quality of ICC prosecutions.” …

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KEYWORDS: congo

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