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25 Suspects Brought To Military Tribunal To Face Charges

A group of 25 suspects appeared before the Military Tribunal in Nyamirambo to face charges of being members of rebel groups based in the DRC, namely P5 and RNC.

The group arrived at the Military Tribunal this morning, escorted by Military Police. Some of them are former soldiers.

Among them is Maj (Rtd) Mudasir Habib, who was recently captured in combat in Eastern DR Congo by the Congolese Army.

He was reportedly injured in combat and arrived in court being helped to walk on clutches by two military police officers.

Details of their extradition from Congolese detention as well as the exact crime they will be prosecuted on are yet to be known, as their hearing is still ongoing.

Analysts say this is a sign of the ongoing cooperation between the government of Rwanda and the DRC, as it follows the extradition earlier this year of two FDLR leaders, Ignace Nkaka alias La Forge Fils Bazeye and Lt Col Nsekanabo Jean Pierre, captured in the DR Congo when they were crossing the border from Uganda; as well as the recent operations by the FARDC in the East of the country against the FDLR which resulted in the death of supreme commander of the rebel group, Sylvestre Mudacumura.

All these rebel groups, RNC, FDLR and P5 are based in the East of the DR Congo and all have been suffering setback after setback due to operations by the Congolese army initiated by newly elected president of the RDC, Felix Tshisekedi.

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