Congolese rebel says he is a 'revolutionary,' not a criminal

Thursday August 30 2018

Bosco Ntaganda

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda sits in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court (ICC) during the first day of his trial in the Hague, on September 2, 2015. He told ICC judges on August 30, 2018, that he was a "revolutionary and not a criminal." PHOTO | MICHAEL KOOREN | AFP  

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Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda told international judges Thursday he was a "revolutionary and not a criminal" as arguments drew to a close in his three-year war crimes trial.

Ntaganda, aged around 44, is accused of overseeing massacres of Lendu and other civilians by his rebel army in the Ituri region of northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo in 2002 and 2003.

"I am a revolutionary, but I am not a criminal," Ntaganda told the International Crimin