International Criminal Court 1

The International Criminal Court 1 in The Hague, Netherlands will today hold a hearing in the case of the case of The Prosecutor v. Alfred Yekatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona. Alfred Yekatom is alleged to be responsible for crimes committed in this context in various locations in the Central African Republic, including Bangui and the Lobaye Prefecture, between 5 December 2013 and August 2014, as follows: Crimes against humanity: murder, deportation or forcible transfer of population, imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty, torture, persecution, enforced disappearance and other inhumane acts; and War crimes: murder, torture and cruel treatment, mutilation, intentional attack against the civilian population, intentional attack against buildings dedicated to religion, enlistment of children under the age of 15 years and their use to participate actively in hostilities, displacement of the civilian population and destruction of the adversary's property. Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona is accused of co-ordinating militia attacks on the CAR's Muslim population in 2013-14.