Wanted warlord Mudacumura evades arrest warrant

download (7)From PHYLLIS BIRORI in Kigali, Rwanda
KIGALI, (CAJ News) – A RWANDAN warlord wanted for crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo is still on the run exactly five years after the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a warrant for his arrest.
Sylvestre Mudacumura (63), the military commander of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), is wanted for attacks on civilians, murder, mutilation, cruel treatment, rape, torture, destruction of property and pillage in DRC’s North and South Kivu provinces.
These charges relate to alleged crimes committed between 2009 and 2010.
At least 700 victims were killed.
Most victims were women, children, and the elderly whom the rebels hacked to death with machetes or hoes or burned to death in their homes.
Some of the FDLR’s leaders participated in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
Human rights advocate, Ida Sawyer, said Congolese authorities and the United Nations peacekeeping mission should redouble their efforts to capture Mudacumura.
She said the warlord’s arrest would be a critical step toward ending attacks on civilians and advancing international justice in the region.
“It will also send a strong message to others responsible for grave crimes in Congo and beyond that one day, they too could face trial and imprisonment.”
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