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CAR suspect wanted for war crimes against Muslims handed to ICC

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Alfred Yekatom, a war crimes suspect wanted for alleged atrocities against Muslims in the Central African Republic (CAR), has been extradited to The Hague to stand trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

The announcement by the tribunal on Saturday came days after issuing a warrant against Yekatom – a sitting member of parliament once nicknamed “Rambo” – for his alleged criminal responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity

The ICC launched an investigation in September 2014 into crimes committed in the resource-rich but poor country since 2012.

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