Boondoggle

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Treason is a very scary word

The dynamics within DR Congo’s most infamous rebel group appear to be, uh, sorting themselves out:

Rebel commanders in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have pledged their loyalty to Gen Laurent Nkunda, following claims he had been toppled.

His spokesman said those rebel officials saying he had been ousted had committed “high treason”.

Under the standards of either a notoriously rights-abusing rebel leader or his even more brutal rival — known as “the Terminator” and indicted for war crimes — “high treason” likely means only one thing: summary execution.  Human rights organizations, please pay attention.

UPDATE: My read on Bosco Ntaganda’s treason cum execution may have been a bit premature.  Well, that’s if you can trust the justice system of, um, Laurent Nkunda…

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January 7, 2009 - Posted by | DR Congo | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. It still has to be confirmed though. All the best,

    an humanitarian worker in Goma, DRC

    http://stopthewarinnorthkivu.wordpress.com

    Comment by Blog admin | January 7, 2009 | Reply


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