Congo war crimes suspect Ntaganda 'drugged child soldiers'

Wednesday August 29 2018

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Former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda escorted by a comrade at a mountain base in Kabati, 40km north west of the provincial capital Goma, on January 11, 2009. PHOTO | LIONEL HEALING | AFP 

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Congolese ex-warlord Bosco Ntaganda plied child soldiers in his rebel army with drugs and alcohol before sending them to murder his enemies, the International Criminal Court heard on Wednesday.

A lawyer representing 283 victims in the case said Ntaganda, now aged about 44, was "directly involved in the recruitment of thousands of children" in his forces, which conducted a reign of terror in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo in 2002 and 2003.

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