21st Century Slavery

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After years of intense criticism of the International Criminal Court, for its neo-colonial bias towards potato-sacking Africans, the Court’s puppet masters found a pretty face from Africa, this female Uncle Tom, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, to oversee the Court’s current prosecution of 42 defendants.

How many of these defendants are currently African? 42!!! 42!!! Don’t believe me? Their photos are below.

Consider this, regarding the International Criminal Court:

Three of the five members of the UN Security Council (US, Russia, and China) do not recognize the authority of the ICC. (But the US  is a lead cheerleader for potato-sacking people and taking them to the ICC).

Did Russian generals violate international law in Chechnya? We will never know. Are the architects of the 2003 Iraq invasion accountable for more than a million deaths? Having launched the war on lies? Of course they are not.

The ICC was not associated with the original United Nations. The ICC was spawned in 2002 and put in The Hague to glean some of the legitimacy of the UN’s World Court. To be down the street, so to speak, from the real court.

The recent appeal of a past case (in which the convicted man drank poison in court, leftover from an old case of a Yugoslav) reveals the absurdity of this Kangaroo system: The appeal was heard in the very same court issuing the original verdict.

In other words, this court is completely unaccountable, breaking precedent with the history of jurisprudence in the West. (The US Supreme Court is actually accountable to laws and the Constitution, and to the amendment process, forcing changes of rulings).

The ICC is judge, jury, prosecutor, and the court of appeal!

The ICC claims that it needs to exist because judicial systems in many of these countries are not well developed. Of course, those systems will actually never develop if justice is outsourced.

In reality, the ICC is a goon squad for the World Bank, the IMF, and private banking cartels based in London and New York. To be placed on the ICC shit list usually means that one has flirted with independent currencies.

Some (not all) of the people below seem guilty of heinous crimes. But it may be wiser to be patient, and await the delivery of justice in national court systems.

Some of these guys will be held accountable – in this world or the next – as will the backers of the grotesque ICC and the architects of western neo-con wars.

Meantime, the ICC is a neo-colonial institution with a twisted, Alice-in-Wonderland legal system. This court needs to be criticized at every turn.

42 Defendants
Abu Garda, Bahar Idriss
Chairman and General Coordinator of Military Operations of the United Resistance Front at time of summons. Summons to appear: 7 May 2009 – Unsealed on 17 May 2009

Charges: three war crimes allegedly committed during an attack carried out on 29 September 2007 in Darfur, Sudan. Charges not confirmed.

Abu Minyar Gaddafi, Muammar Mohammed
Commander of the Armed Forces of Libya and holding the title of Leader of the Revolution, and as such, acting as the Libyan Head of State, at time of the warrant. Case terminated on 22 November 2011, following his death. Arrest warrant: 27 June 2011

Charges: two counts of crimes against humanity allegedly committed in 2011 in Libya. Case also involved charges against Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and Abdullah Al-Senussi. Case against Mr Al-Senussi declared inadmissible on 11 October 2013. Case against Muammar Gaddafi terminated on 22 November 2011.

Al Bashir, Omar Hassan Ahmad
President of the Republic of Sudan since 16 October 1993 at time of warrants. Arrest warrants: 4 March 2009 and 12 July 2010

Charges: five counts of crimes against humanity: murder, extermination, forcible transfer, torture, and rape; two counts of war crimes: intentionally directing attacks against a civilian population as such or against individual civilians not taking part in hostilities, and pillaging; three counts of genocide: by killing, by causing serious bodily or mental harm, and by deliberately inflicting on each target group conditions of life calculated to bring about the group’s physical destruction, allegedly committed at least between 2003 and 2008 in Darfur, Sudan

Al Faqi Al Mahdi, Ahmad
Alleged member of Ansar Eddine, a movement associated with Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, head of the “Hisbah” until September 2012, and associated with the work of the Islamic Court of Timbuktu. Arrest warrant: 28 September 2015

Charges: Found guilty as a co-perpetrator of the war crime consisting in intentionally directing attacks against religious and historic buildings in Timbuktu, Mali, in June and July 2012. Sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment, the time spent by the suspect in detention being deducted from the sentence.
Al-Senussi, Abdullah
Colonel in the Libyan Armed Forces and head of the Military Intelligence, at time of arrest warrant. Arrest warrant: 27 June 2011

Charges: two counts of crimes against humanity allegedly committed in 2011 in Libya. Case against Al-Senussi declared inadmissible before the ICC on 11 October 2013 due to national proceedings in Libya regarding the same crimes. Case also involved charges against Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and Muammar Gaddafi in warrant issued on 27 June 2011. Case against Muammar Gaddafi was terminated on 22 November 2011, following his passing.

Al-Werfalli, Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf
Nationality: Libyan Date of birth: 1978 Function: Commander in the Al-Saiqa Brigade

Charges: Mr Al-Werfalli is alleged to have directly committed and to have ordered the commission of murder as a war crime in the context of seven incidents, involving 33 persons, which took place from on or before 3 June 2016 until on or about 17 July 2017 in Benghazi or surrounding areas, in Libya.
Ali, Mohamed Hussein
Chief Executive of the Postal Corporation of Kenya (and Commissioner of the Kenya Police during the post-election violence), at time of summons. Summons to appear: 8 March 2011

Charges: five crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the 2007-2008 post-election violence in Kenya. On 23 January 2012, the Judges declined to confirm the charges. Case also involved charges against Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and Francis Kirimi Muthaura. Charges against Mr Muthaura were withdrawn on 11 March 2013. Proceedings against Mr Kenyatta were terminated on 13 March 2015.

Ali Abd-Al-Rahman, Ali Muhammad (“Ali Kushayb”)
Alleged leader of the Militia/Janjaweed, at time of warrant. Arrest warrant: 27 April 2007

Charges: 22 counts of crimes against humanity: murder, deportation or forcible transfer of population, imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty in violation of fundamental rules of international law, torture, persecution, and inhumane acts of inflicting serious bodily injury and suffering; and 28 counts of war crimes: violence to life and person, outrage upon personal dignity in particular humiliating and degrading treatment, intentionally directing an attack against a civilian population, pillaging, rape, and destroying or seizing the property, allegedly committed at least between 2003 and 2004 in Darfur, Sudan

Arido, Narcisse

National of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Arrest warrant: 20 November 2013 – unsealed on 28 November 2013

Charges: Found guilty of various offences against the administration of justice related to the false testimonies of defence witnesses in the Bemba case. Case also involved charges against Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, Aimé Kilolo Musamba, Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo, and Fidèle Babala Wandu.

Babala Wandu, Fidèle

National of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Member of Parliament in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Arrest warrant: 20 November 2013, unsealed on 28 November 2013

Charges: Found guilty of various offences against the administration of justice related to false testimonies in the Bemba case. Case also involved charges against Messrs Bemba Gombo, Kilolo Musamba, Mangenda Kabongo, and Arido.

 

Banda Abakaer Nourain, Abdallah
Commander-in-Chief of Justice and Equality Mouvement Collective-Leadership at time of warrant. Summons to appear: Issued under seal on 27 August 2009 | Unsealed on 15 June 2010. Arrest warrant: 11 September 2014

Charges: three war crimes: violence to life, whether committed or attempted, intentionally directing attacks against personnel, installations, material, units or vehicles involved in a peacekeeping mission, and pillaging, allegedly committed during an attack carried out on 29 September 2007 in Darfur, Sudan. Case also involved Saleh Mohammed Jerbo Jamus but proceedings against him were terminated on 4 October 2013 following his passing.

Barasa, Walter Osapiri

National of Kenya. Arrest warrant: 2 August 2013 – Unsealed on 2 October 2013

Charges: three counts of offences against the administration of justice consisting in corruptly influencing or attempting to corruptly influence three ICC witnesses regarding cases from the situation in Kenya

Bemba Gombo, Jean-Pierre

President and Commander-in-chief of the Mouvement de libération du Congo, at time of warrant. Arrest warrant: 20 November 2013, unsealed on 28 November 2013

Charges: Offences against the administration of justice, including corruptly influencing witnesses in the Bemba case. Case also involved charges against Aimé Kilolo Musamba, Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo, Fidèle Babala Wandu, and Narcisse Arido.

Bett, Philip Kipkoech

Also known as “Kipseng’erya”, residing in KenyaArrest warrant: 10 March 2015 – unsealed on 10 September 2015

Charges: offences against the administration of justice consisting in corruptly influencing witnesses regarding cases from the situation in Kenya. Case also involves charges against Paul Gicheru.

Blé Goudé, Charles

Ivorian national. Arrest warrant: 21 December 2011

Charges: four counts of crimes against humanity: murder, rape and other forms of sexual violence, persecution, and other inhuman acts, allegedly committed during the 2010-2011 post-election violence in Côte d’Ivoire. The Blé Goudé and Gbagbo cases were joined on 11 March 2015.

Gaddafi, Saif Al-Islam
Honorary chairman of the Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation and acting as the Libyan de facto Prime Minister, at time of warrant. Arrest warrant: 27 June 2011

Charges: two counts of crimes against humanity: murder and persecution, allegedly committed in 2011 in Libya. Case also involved charges Muammar Gaddafi and Abdullah Al-Senussi in warrant issued on 27 June 2011. Case against Abdullah Al-Senussi was declared inadmissible on 11 October 2013. Case against Muammar Gaddafi was terminated on 22 November 2011, following his death.

Gbagbo, Simone

Ivorian national. Arrest warrant: 29 February 2012 – Unsealed on 22 November 2012

Charges: four counts of crimes against humanity: murder, rape and other sexual violence, persecution and other inhuman acts, allegedly committed during the 2010-2011 post-election violence in Côte d’Ivoire

Gbagbo, Laurent

Ivorian national and former President of Côte d’Ivoire, at time of warrant. Arrest warrant: 23 November 2011

Charges: four counts of crimes against humanity: murder, rape, other inhumane acts or – in the alternative – attempted murder, and persecution, allegedly committed during the 2010-2011 post-election violence in Côte d’Ivoire. The Blé Goudé and Gbagbo cases were joined on 11 March 2015.

Gicheru, Paul

Lawyer based in Kenya. Arrest warrant: 10 March 2015 – unsealed on 10 September 2015

Charges: offences against the administration of justice consisting in corruptly influencing witnesses regarding cases from the situation in Kenya. Case also involves charges against Philip Kipkoech Bett.

 

Harun, Ahmad Muhammad (“Ahmad Harun”)
Minister of State for the Interior of the Government of Sudan, at time of warrant. Arrest warrant: 27 April 2007

Charges: 20 counts of crimes against humanity: murder, persecution, forcible transfer of population, rape, inhumane acts, imprisonment or severe deprivation of, and torture; and 22 counts of war crimes: murder, attacks against the civilian population, destruction of property, rape, pillaging, and outrage upon personal dignity, allegedly committed at least between 2003 and 2004 in Darfur, Sudan. Case also involves charges against Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman (“Ali Kushayb”).

Hussein, Abdel Raheem Muhammad
Minister of National Defence (former Minister of the Interior and former Sudanese President’s Special Representative in Darfur), at time of warrant. Arrest warrant: 1 March 2012

Charges: 7 counts of crimes against humanity: persecution, murder, forcible transfer, rape, inhumane acts, imprisonment or severe deprivation of liberty, and torture; and 6 counts of war crimes: murder, attacks against a civilian population, destruction of property, rape, pillaging, and outrage upon personal dignity, allegedly committed at least between 2003 and 2004 in Darfur, Sudan

Katanga, Germain
Alleged commander of the Force de résistance patriotique en Ituri (FRPI) at time of arrest warrant. Arrest warrant: 2 July 2007 – Unsealed on 15 October 2007

Charges: Found guilty, as an accessory, of one count of crime against humanity: murder; and four counts of war crimes: murder, attacking a civilian population, destruction of property and pillaging, committed on 24 February 2003 during the attack on the village of Bogoro, in the Ituri district of the DRC. Case also involved charges against Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui but the 2 cases were severed on 21 November 2012. Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui was acquitted on 18 December 2012.

Kenyatta, Uhuru Muigai
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, at time of summons. Summons to appear: 8 March 2011

Charges: five counts of crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the 2007-2008 post-election violence in Kenya. Prosecutor withdrew charges. Case also involved charges against Francis Kirimi Muthaura and Mohammed Hussein Ali. Judges declined to confirm charges against Mohammed Hussein Ali on 23 January 2012

Khaled, Al-Tuhamy Mohamed
Libyan national, born in 1942 in the Janzour area of Libya, west of Tripoli. Alleged former Lieutenant General of the Libyan army and former head of the Libyan Internal Security Agency (ISA).

Charges: 4 crimes against humanity: imprisonment, torture, persecution, and other inhumane acts allegedly committed in Libya from 15 February 2011 until 24 August 2011; and 3 war crimes: torture, cruel treatment and outrages upon personal dignity allegedly committed in Libya from at least early March 2011 to 24 August 2011.

Kilolo Musamba, Aimé

National of the Democratic Republic of the Congo; former Defense Counsel for Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo. Arrest warrant: 20 November 2013 – unsealed on 28 November 2013

Charges: Found guilty of various offences against the administration of justice related to the false testimonies of defence witnesses in the Bemba case. Charged together with Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo, Fidèle Babala Wandu and Narcisse Arido.

Kony, Joseph
Alleged Commander-in-Chief of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), at time of warrant. Arrest warrant: 8 July 2005

Charges: 12 counts of crimes against humanity: murder, enslavement, sexual enslavement, rape, inhumane acts of inflicting serious bodily injury and suffering; and 21 counts of war crimes: murder, cruel treatment of civilians, intentionally directing an attack against a civilian population, pillaging, inducing rape, and forced enlistment of children, allegedly committed after 1 July 2002 in northern Uganda. Case also involves Vincent Otti. While case originally involved Raska Lukwiya and Okot Odhiambo, proceedings against them were terminated due to their passing.

Kosgey, Henry Kiprono
Kenyan Minister of Industrialization, MP for Tinderet Constituency, ODM Chairman (and during the post-election violence, MP for Tinderet), at time of summons. Summons to appear: 8 March 2011

Charges: four crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the 2007-2008 post-election violence in Kenya. On 23 January 2012, the Judges declined to confirm the charges against Mr Kosgey. His case also involved William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang. The Ruto and Sang case was terminated on 5 April 2016.

Lubanga Dylio, Thomas
Former President of the Union des Patriotes Congolais/Forces Patriotiques pour la Libération du Congo (UPC/FPLC). Arrest warrant: 10 February 2006 – Unsealed on 17 March 2006

Charges: Found guilty, on 14 March 2012, of the war crimes of enlisting and conscripting children under the age of 15 years and using them to participate actively in hostilities

Lukwiya, Raska
Deputy Army Commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), at time of warrant. Arrest warrant: 8 July 2005

Charges: one crime against humanity and three war crimes allegedly committed after 1 July 2002 in northern Uganda. Case against him terminated on 11 July 2007, following his passing. Case also involved Joseph Kony, Vincent Otti and Okot Odhiambo. Proceedings against Okot Odhiambo were also terminated due to his passing.

 

Mangenda Kabongo, Jean-Jacques

National of the Democratic Republic of the Congo; a former Defence team member of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo. Arrest warrant: 20 November 2013 – Unsealed on 28 November 2013

Charges: Found guilty of various offences against the administration of justice related to the false testimonies of defence witnesses in the Bemba case. Charged together with Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, Aimé Kilolo Musamba, Fidèle Babala Wandu and Narcisse Arido.

Mbarushimana, Callixte
Alleged Executive Secretary of the Forces Démocratiques pour la Libération du Rwanda – Forces Combattantes Abacunguzi (FDLR-FCA, FDLR), at time of warrant. Arrest warrant: 25 September 2010 – Unsealed on 11 October 2010

Charges: five counts of crimes against humanity and eight counts of war crimes allegedly committed in 2009 in the Kivus, the DRC. Charges not confirmed.

Mohammed Jerbo Jamus, Saleh
Sudanese Liberation Army-Unity’s Chief of Staff (and later integrated into the Justice and Equality Movement), at time of summons. Summons to appear: 27 August 2009 – Unsealed on 15 June 2010

Charges: three war crimes allegedly committed during an attack carried out on 29 September 2007 in Darfur, Sudan. Proceedings terminated by Trial Chamber IV on 4 October 2013 after receiving evidence pointing towards his death. Case also involved charges against Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain.

Mudacumura, Sylvestre
Alleged Supreme Commander of the Forces Démocratiques pour la Libération du Rwanda, at time of warrant. Arrest warrant: 27 August 2009 – Unsealed on 15 June 2010

Charges: nine counts of war crimes: attacking civilians, murder, mutilation, cruel treatment, rape, torture, destruction of property, pillaging and outrages against personal dignity, allegedly committed between 2009 and 2010, in the context of the conflict in the Kivus, in the DRC

Muthaura, Francis Kirimi
Head of the Public Service and Secretary to the Cabinet and Chairman of the National Security Advisory Committee, at time of summons. Summons to appear: 8 March 2011

Charges: five crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the 2007-2008 post-election violence in Kenya. Judges confirmed charges on 23 January 2012 but Prosecutor withdrew them on 11 March 2013. Case also involved charges against Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and Mohammed Hussein Ali. Judges declined to confirm charges against Mohammed Hussein Ali on 23 January 2012. Proceedings against Mr Kenyatta were terminated on 13 March 2015.

Ngudjolo Chui, Mathieu
Leader of the Front des nationalistes et intégrationnistes (FNI), at time of warrant. Arrest warrant: 6 July 2007 – unsealed on 7 February 2008

Charges: three crimes against humanity and seven war crimes allegedly committed on 24 February 2003 during an attack against the Bogoro village in the Ituri district of the DRC. Acquitted on 18 December 2012. Acquittal confirmed in appeals on 27 February 2015. Case also involved charges against Germain Katanga but the 2 cases were severed on 21 November 2012. Germain Katanga was found guilty on 7 March 2014.

Ntaganda, Bosco
Alleged Deputy Chief of Staff and commander of operations of the Forces Patriotiques pour la Libération du Congo (FPLC). Arrest warrants: 22 August 2006 – unsealed on 28 April 2008; second warrant: 13 July 2012

Charges: 13 counts of war crimes and 5 counts of crimes against humanity allegedly committed in 2002-2003 in the Ituri district of the DRC.

Odhiambo, Okot
Alleged Deputy Army Commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), at time of warrant. Arrest warrant: 8 July 2005 – Unsealed on 13 October 2005

Charges: two counts of crimes against humanity: murder and enslavement; and eight counts of war crimes: murder, intentionally directing an attack against a civilian population, pillaging, and forced enlistment of children, allegedly committed after 1 July 2002 in northern Uganda. Case against him terminated on 10 September 2015, following his passing. Case also involved Joseph Kony, Vincent Otti and Raska Lukwiya. Proceedings against Raska Lukwiya were also terminated due to his passing.

Ongwen, Dominic
Alleged Brigade Commander of the Sinia Brigade of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), at time of warrant. Arrest warrant: 8 July 2005 – Unsealed on 13 October 2005

Charges: 70 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes allegedly committed after 1 July 2002 in northern Uganda

Otti, Vincent
Alleged Vice-Chairman and Second-in-Command of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), at time of warrant. Arrest warrant: 8 July 2005 – Unsealed on 13 October 2005

Charges: 11 counts of crimes against humanity: murder, sexual enslavement, inhumane acts of inflicting serious bodily injury and suffering; and 21 counts of war crimes: inducing rape, intentionally directing an attack against a civilian population, forced enlistment of children, cruel treatment of civilians, pillaging, and murder, allegedly committed after 1 July 2002 in northern Uganda. Case also involved Joseph Kony, Raska Lukwiya and Okot Odhiambo. Proceedings against Raska Lukwiya and Okot Odhiambo were terminated due to their passing.

 

Ruto, William Samoei
Kenyan Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology (suspended), MP for Eldoret North (and during the post-election violence, MP for Eldoret North), at time of summons. Summons to appear: 8 March 2011

Charges: three crimes against humanity: murder, deportation or forcible transfer of population, and persecution, allegedly committed during the 2007-2008 post-election violence in Kenya. Case against William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang was terminated on 5 April 2016. Case also involved Henry Kiprono Kosgey and Joshua Arap Sang. Judges declined to confirm the charges against Mr Kosgey on 23 January 2012.

Sang, Joshua Arap
Head of operations at Kass FMin Nairobi, Kenya (and during the post-election violence, a radio broadcaster), at time of summons. Summons to appear: 8 March 2011

Charges: three crimes against humanity: murder, deportation or forcible transfer of population, and persecution, allegedly committed during the 2007-2008 post-election violence in Kenya. Case also involved Henry Kiprono Kosgey and William Samoei Ruto. Judges declined to confirm the charges against Mr Kosgey on 23 January 2012. Case against Joshua Arap Sang and William Samoei Ruto was terminated on 5 April 2016.

 

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