Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui

Mathieu Ngudjolo ChuiIt is alleged that Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, as the highest ranking National Integrationist Front (FNI) commander, played an essential role in the design and implementation of an indiscriminate attack against the village of Bogoro, in the territory of Ituri (DRC), on or around 24 February 2003. During or following this attack—carried out with the active participation of children under the age of 15—about 200 civilians were murdered, some were sexually assaulted and the village was pillaged.

 

On 6 July 2007, the Pre-trial Chamber had issued a sealed warrant of arrest for Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui (unsealed on 7 February 2008) listing three counts of crimes against humanity (murder, inhumane acts and sexual slavery) and six counts of war crimes (willful killing, inhumane or cruel treatment, using children under the age of fifteen, sexual slavery, intentionally directing attacks against the civilian population and pillaging).

 

Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui was the third person to come into the custody of the ICC, after his arrest in the DRC on 6 February 2008. On 10 March 2008, Pre-Trial Chamber I joined Chui's case with that of Germain Katanga, confirming the charges on 26 September 2008 in the case of The Prosecutor v. Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui. The trial of the two accused began on 24 November 2009.

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