Πέμπτη, 21 Μαΐου 2009

Nkunda to be tried in neutral country ?

Nkunda to be tried in neutral country ?
General Laurent Nkunda may be tried in a neutral country out of Democratic Republic of Congo or Rwanda. This follows the refusal of Rwanda to extradite Nkunda to DR Con go to be tried there. Rwanda said its law prevents it from handing him over to Congo while Kinshasa still favors the death penalty. The two countries are therefore considering a neutral country where he could be tried. The Democratic Republic of Congo wants Nkunda extradited for crimes committed during a brutal five-year rebellion in restive North Kivu province, during which he captured vast amounts of territory and threatened the regional capital Goma.However, pundits say DR Congo seems displeased with the neutral country agreement worked out with Kigali. Congolese justice minister was reportedly in Kigali to meet his counterpart in Rwanda in a discussion around the extradition of Nkunda to the DRC, but reports say Rwanda said it would be difficult for it to send Nkunda to DRC because he can be sentenced to deathRwanda is reported to have proposed a third country which does not favour the death penalty to handle the former rebel leader’s trial. Meanwhile, reports say both countries are yet to settle on the neutral country.Nkunda's former rebel movement is reportedly currently in peace talks with the government, but the discussions are said to have so far reached a stalemate.
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