ICC witnesses return to Kinshasa after failed asylum attempt

A woman walks up to the offices of the International Criminal Court in the Hague, Netherlands, July 1, 2002Three Congolese witnesses who testified before the International Criminal Court have been returned to Kinshasa after failed asylum bids in the Netherlands, their lawyer said on Monday. “They were sent back yesterday (Sunday),” Goran Sluiter told AFP after the men were transferred from a Dutch detention centre. Floribert Ndjabu, Pierre Celestin Mbodina and Sharif Manda Ndadza applied for asylum after testifying in 2011 in the cases of former Congolese militia bosses Mathieu Ngudjolo and Germain Katanga.

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