Bosco Ntaganda, trial hearing on September 2, 2015. Retrieved from flikr (www.flickr.com/photos/icc-cpi)
On September 2nd and 3rd 2015 a press conference and opening statements on the commencement of the trial of the case of The Prosecutor vs. Bosco Ntaganda was held at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. Opening statements were delivered by ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, Defense Counsel for Bosco Ntaganda, Stéphane Bourgon, and the Legal Representatives of the two groups of victims Sarah Pellet and Dmytro Suprun. Approximately 2149 victims have been granted the right to participate in the Ntaganda trial. The Prosecution’s presentation of evidence is scheduled to begin on 15 September 2015.
Bosco Ntaganda former Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Patriotic Force for the Liberation of Congo (FPLC) is accused of 13 counts of war crimes and five crimes against humanity committed in the Ituri Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) between 2002 and 2003. The charges against the accused were confirmed by Pre-Trial Chamber II on June 9, 2014.