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Congo Warlord Ntaganda To Be Sentenced Next Week

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rebel commander known as The Terminator of 18 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes including murder, rape and sexual slavery for his role in a bloody ethnic conflict in a mineral-rich region of Congo from 2002-2003.

Bosco Ntaganda the Terminator, a Congolese warlord that handed himself in to the ICC may be booked for life or a minimum of 30 years in prison legal experts at the International Criminal Court have said.

The ICC said it will on 7th November deliver its decision on sentencing in the case The Prosecutor vs  Bosco Ntaganda pursuant to article 76 of the Rome Statute.

In July, Ntaganda was found guilty beyond reasonable doubt of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against Humanity committed in Ituri Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo between 2002-2003.

However, Ntaganda is allowed to appeal this July verdict.

According to the ICC legal texts, judges may impose an imprisonment sentence of maximum 30 years or life imprisonment when justified by the extreme gravity of the crime and the individual circumstances of the convicted person, and/ or a fine.