A former Congolese rebel leader, Bosco Ntaganda has been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Fighters loyal to Bosco Ntaganda disembowelled babies and smashed their heads in, said judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
In all, Ntaganda, nicknamed “Terminator”, was convicted on eighteen counts, including murder, rape, sexual slavery and using child soldiers. He becomes the first person convicted of sexual slavery by the ICC.
His lawyers had argued that Ntaganda was a victim, having also been recruited as a child soldier. He is the fourth person convicted by the ICC since its creation in 2002.
Ntaganda surrendered at the US embassy in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2013. Analysts said it was an act of self-preservation, motivated by the danger he was in after losing a power-struggle within his M23 rebel group.