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DRC: militia leader sentenced to life for crimes against humanity
After two months of trial, the verdict has been handed down. Militia leader Frederic Masudi Alimasi, aka “Koko di koko”, was sentenced to life imprisonment on Tuesday, November 19, by the military court of Bukavu (Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo). Two other militiamen were sentenced to 15 and 20 years in prison and two were acquitted. Interview with Daniele Perissi, program manager for Trial International, a Geneva-based NGO that supported the civil parties.
by Claude Sengenya, our correspondent in the Democratic Republic of Congo
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