The International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants for two rebel leaders accused of carrying out war crimes in DR Congo.

Bosco Ntaganda, second right.

The court said Sylvestre Mudacumura, the leader of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), was wanted for nine war crimes.

A fresh warrant was also served for renegade soldier Bosco Ntaganda, adding charges to those he already faces.

Both men are accused of targeting civilians in the east of the country.

Former ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo previously described the men as “the most dangerous” operating in the region.

‘Criminal responsibility’

In a written decision, judges said there was information to suggest that Maj-Gen Mudacumura, a Rwandan Hutu leader based in DR Congo, committed nine war crimes, including murder, mutilation, rape and pillage.

The charges date to conflict in North and South Kivu in 2009-2010.

Maj-Gen Mudacumura is the field commander of the FDLR whose leaders are believed to have taken part in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.  Read more…