Bosco Ntaganda was uncovered guilty of 13 counts of war crimes and five counts of crimes against humanity in July. The lengthy record of offenses, committed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2002 and 2003, incorporated murder, rape, sexual slavery, enlisting baby troopers, persecution, forcible transfer and deportation, pillage and intentionally directing assaults from civilians.
The sentence is the longest handed down by the ICC and he also gets to be the initial person to be convicted of sexual slavery.
In a assertion, the ICC reported the sentencing was unanimous. The time Ntaganda experienced now spent in detention, from March 22, 2013, to November 7, 2019, would be deducted from his sentence, the Hague-based court docket claimed.
The defense and prosecution has 30 times to attractiveness.
The ICC issued an arrest warrant for Ntaganda — who fought for various rebel groups ahead of getting a general in the Congolese army — in 2006.
He surrendered to the US Embassy in Rwanda in 2013 and his trial commenced two a long time afterwards, with closing arguments presented in August 2018.