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ICC acquits Congo ex-militia leader

 / 18 Dec '12

The International Criminal Court acquitted Congolese ex-militia boss Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui of war crimes on Tuesday, saying prosecutors failed to prove him guilty of the murder of 200 people in a 2003 attack on a village using child soldiers.

“The chamber acquits Mathieu Ngudjolo of all the crimes against him. The chamber orders... the immediate release of Mr Ngudjolo,” presiding Judge Bruno Cotte said. - AFP

A file photo taken on May 15, 2012 shows Congolese ex-militia boss Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui listening to closing statements in his trial before the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Credit: AFP
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