Suspect from Central African Republic handed to Hague war crimes court

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A war crimes suspect wanted for alleged atrocities against Muslims in the Central African Republic has been detained and handed over to a tribunal in the Netherlands, the court said on Saturday. Christian militias under Alfred Yekatom, a sitting member of parliament once nicknamed 'Rambo', were found by a United Nations commission of inquiry to have carried out war crimes and crimes against humanity by targeting the CAR’s Muslim population

Reuters November 18, 2018 00:05:57 IST
Suspect from Central African Republic handed to Hague war crimes court

Suspect from Central African Republic handed to Hague war crimes court

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A war crimes suspect wanted for alleged atrocities against Muslims in the Central African Republic has been detained and handed over to a tribunal in the Netherlands, the court said on Saturday.

Christian militias under Alfred Yekatom, a sitting member of parliament once nicknamed "Rambo", were found by a United Nations commission of inquiry to have carried out war crimes and crimes against humanity by targeting the CAR’s Muslim population.

(Reporting by Stephanie van den Berg; Writing by Anthony Deutsch; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

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