Skip to main content

ICC awards Congo war crimes victims a symbolic $250 each

AFP | Germain Katanga, a Congolese National, attends his trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague on May 23, 2014.

The International Criminal Court has awarded symbolic reparations of $250 each to nearly 300 people who lost relatives, property or livestock or suffered psychological harm in a deadly attack on a Congolese village in 2003.

Advertising

Friday's award followed the conviction in 2014 of Germaine Katanga for crimes committed in the attack on Bogoro in the Ituri region of Congo.

The court estimated the "extent of the physical, material and psychological harm suffered by the victims" amounted to more than $3.7 million and said Katanga was responsible for $1 million. But it added that he is considered "indigent" and unlikely to be able to pay.

Judges also awarded collective reparations in the form of projects covering "housing, support for income-generating activities, education and psychological support" for victims.

ICC decision on Katanga case

(AP)

Page not found

The content you requested does not exist or is not available anymore.