Skip to comments.ICC acquits Congo militia boss of war crimes
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 ICCs 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 courts 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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