Rwanda says war crimes suspect surrenders at U.S. Embassy

Reuters News

3/18/2013 12:45:43 PM - Reuters News

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Rwandan-born former Congolese general Bosco Ntaganda, wanted by the International Criminal Court for suspected war crimes in Congo, has given himself up at the U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo said on Monday.

"We have learned today that Bosco Ntaganda entered Rwanda and surrendered to (the) U.S. Embassy in Kigali," she posted on Twitter.

Ntaganda faces charges of conscripting child soldiers, murder, ethnic persecution and rape in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. There was no immediate confirmation from U.S. officials.

(Reporting by Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols; Editing by Bill Trott)