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France arrests former DRC rebel for role in ‘crimes against humanity’

Roger Lumbala suspected of various acts during 1998-2002 war in Democratic Republic of Congo

French anti-terror prosecutors have announced the arrest of the former head of a rebel group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on charges of “complicity in crimes against humanity”.

Roger Lumbala, 62, is a former opposition lawmaker who led the RCD-N party, an armed group suspected by UN investigators of carrying out extrajudicial killings, rapes and cannibalism during the country’s civil war from 1998-2002.

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