KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A U.S. State Department spokeswoman says that a wanted Congolese warlord turned himself in to the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda after years on the run.
Bosco Ntaganda walked into the U.S. Embassy in Kigali on Monday and asked to be transferred to the International Criminal Court at The Hague, Netherlands, where he is wanted for war crimes.
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says the U.S. is now consulting with the Rwandan government.
The ICC first indicted Ntaganda in 2006 but relies on member nations to arrest suspects and Congo did not apprehend him.
The allegations against Ntaganda date back to crimes allegedly committed a decade ago in northeastern Congo. However, human rights groups say Ntaganda has been implicated in other attacks on civilians in eastern Congo in recent years.