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Djela

17.05.2016 - (Last modified: 04.11.2016)
On the fringe of an operation by the Congolese army in the village of Kibungwe (South Kivu Province) in February 2010, Lieutenant Colonel Djela Felix and his men killed two people and raped a woman. Their trial was held in 2013 before the South Kivu Military Court. Djela was sentenced to life imprisonment for the crimes committed, and the Congolese State was consi...

Bolingo

17.05.2016 - (Last modified: 14.09.2018)
In September 2013, in the village of Mukoloka in Shabunda Territory (South Kivu Province), Army Corporal Bolingo Katutsi forced open the door of the house where W. and E. lived, and raped them using his rifle. One of the two women had given birth just two weeks earlier, and her child was injured at the time the crimes were committed, dying a few months later. The...

Argor-Heraeus SA and Hussar Limited

16.05.2016 - (Last modified: 11.06.2019)
In partnership with the NGOs Open Society Justice Initiative and Conflict Awareness Project, TRIAL International, filed a report against Argor-Heraeus SA before the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland in November 2013. That company was accused of refining nearly three tonnes of gold pillaged by rebels in the north of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR...

Paul Mwilambwe

08.05.2016 - (Last modified: 15.07.2020)
Facts Paul Mwilambwe was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 1973. He became commander of the Congolese N...
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Straton Musoni

21.04.2016 - (Last modified: 20.12.2018)
facts Straton Musoni was born in 1961. He was residing in Germany since 1986. He was a computer specialist in the German state of Baden-Württemberg and worked, among other places, in the state ministry of justice. Musoni has been Ignace Murwanashyaka's second-in-command as the head of the "Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda" (FDLR in French) since 2005...
Geneva/Ottawa (8 February 2016) – Ten years after prominent human rights defender Pascal Kabungulu was shot dead by sold...
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The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAGS) decided not to further prosecute the Swiss precious metals company Argor-Heraeus SA, that handled dirty African gold. While Swiss authorities acknowledged that Argor did refine looted gold and violated its duty of diligence, the case was nonetheless closed, a decision met with disbelief by the three NGOs working...

Argor case: UK Authorities Called to Act following Swiss Ruling

05.02.2014 - (Last modified: 12.07.2017)
A key ruling by the Swiss Federal Criminal Court has given momentum to a war crimes case against the Swiss gold refining...
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Argor case: Important decision of the Federal Criminal Court

03.02.2014 - (Last modified: 12.07.2017)
The Swiss Federal Criminal Court (FCC) rendered a decision on the Argor case on January 24, 2014. It reveals that a search was conducted on the premises of the Swiss refining company on November 4, 2013, following the opening of proceedings on alleged aggravated money laundry and complicity in the looting of raw materials. Documentation and computers were seized on th...

Stop Pillage: TRIAL welcomes the opening of an investigation

05.11.2013 - (Last modified: 13.07.2017)
TRIAL and its partners Open Society Justice Initiative and Conflict Awareness Project welcome the decision of the Swiss...
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TRIAL (Track Impunity Always) has submitted to the Swiss Federal Prosecutor a criminal denunciation against the precious...
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Ignace Murwanashyaka

15.03.2013 - (Last modified: 13.07.2020)
facts Ignace Murwanashyaka was born in 1963 in Butare, Rwanda. Since 1989, he has been living in exile in Germany. In 2...
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