DR Congo court gives rebel turned general 10 years for war crimes

Congolese general Jerome Kakwavu (R) stands during his trial on November 7, 2014 at the military High court in KinshasaA top Congolese military court on Friday sentenced an former rebel leader turned army general to 10 years in jail for war crimes. The court ruled that general Jerome Kakwavu was guilty of committing serious violations including the repeated rapes of two females, two murders and acts of torture on two other people. Kakwavu is the highest ranking national army officer to be convicted for war crimes since the start of the first Congo War in 1996.

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