Tuesday, November 27, 2012

G*A*M*E OVER! Boko Haram Commited Crimes Against Humanity - ICC.

**the Islamic sect was involved in murder and persecution..
**there is a reasonable basis to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed.
**the alleged crimes committed by Niger Delta militants did not amount to war crimes.

The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has accused Boko Haram of engaging in crimes against humanity.

The ICC, in its report of preliminary examination activities dated November 2012, a copy of which THISDAY obtained at the weekend, said its investigations had shown that the Islamic sect was involved in murder and persecution.

The report also said the alleged crimes committed by Niger Delta militants and the activities of security agencies during the militancy era in the oil-rich region did not amount to war crimes.

“The office has determined that there is a reasonable basis to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed in Nigeria, namely acts of murder and persecution attributed to Boko Haram.

“Therefore, the prosecutor has decided that the preliminary examination of the situation in Nigeria should advance to phase 3 (admissibility) with a view to assessing whether the national authorities are conducting genuine proceedings in relation to those who appear to bear the greatest responsibility for such crimes, and the gravity of such crimes,” the report said.

No comments:

Post a Comment