Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A small victory...

...but a real one. Two leaders of the Hutu Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), Ignace Murwanashyaka and Straton Musoni, go on trial today in Germany. They've been living there for years, enjoying safe haven in Europe while orchestrating from afar an ongoing campaign of terror in the Democratic Republic of the Congo along its border with Rwanda. They are accused specifically of ordering the slaughter and mass rape of Tutsi and other Congolese civilians between 2008 and 2009; they will be the first men tried under Germany's new Code of Crimes Against International Law.

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