The news is out: [A former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been sentenced to life in prison for war crimes and mass rape, a decision hailed by the United Nations as a blow to the “impunity” provided to armed groups in the country.
Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka was convicted of “murder, rape, sexual slavery and enlisting children under 15 years old”, a military court ruled on Monday at the end of a trial that lasted two years.
The UN’s DRC representative, Leila Zerrougui, said the ruling showed that “impunity is not inevitable”.]
King Leopold II of Belgium is laughing in his grave. The entire country of Belgium is smiling.