The International Criminal Court has sentenced Congolese rebel chief, Ntaganda, known as ‘The Terminator’, to thirty years in prison for war crimes including sexual slavery and murder.
Ntaganda was found guilty of authorizing the massacre of civilians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Terminator was convicted of thirteen counts of war crimes and five crimes against humanity this landing him a thirty years sentence, the highest sentence the ICC has ever issued.
Ntaganda handed himself over to the United States Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda in 2013 where he demanded to be taken to the Court in the Netherlands.
Rebecca Unyumbe, victims who survived an attack on her village that was carried out by Ntaganda said she lost both her son and husband in the attack.
“What is happening with Ntaganda should be a deterrent for others who want to come and terrorize us in villages. Those people destroyed our lives, ” she added.
Ntaganda was also found guilty of using child soldiers under the age of fifteen while using underage girls as sex slaves.