Source: Press Release : 18/12/2012 Situation: The Democratic Republic of the Congo Case: The Prosecutor v. Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui Today, 18 December 2012, Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) acquitted Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui of the charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The decision was taken unanimously by the Chamber composed of Presiding Judge Bruno Cotte (France), Judge Fatoumata Dembele Diarra (Mali) and Christine Van Den Wyngaert (Belgium). Judge Van Den Wyngaert filed a concurring opinion. The Chamber ordered the Registrar to take the necessary measures to release Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui. However, as the Prosecutor so requested, it is now up to the Chamber to make a decision on the detention of Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui pending appeal proceedings. A hearing is scheduled today 18 December at 13:30 to discuss those matters. Read the full press release here Click here to Amnesty International’s press release on the case
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