Bad time for #ICC ‘game’ and their accomplices

| December 15, 2018

Some Central African citizens and alleged perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity, who are on the side of anti-balaka, (an alliance of militia groups based in the Central African Republic) are currently experiencing bad times, for example the case of the two “big fish”, who go by the name of Alfred Yekatom (alias Rambo) (pictured, centre), who was already transferred to the ICC in La Haye on 17 November, and the self-proclaimed “national co-ordinator” of anti-balaka, Patrice Edouard Ngaissona, who fell into the hands of the ICC at the Charles de Gaulle airport in France on 12 December, writes CAP.

Sooner or later other big fishes on the Seleka side (an alliance of rebel militia groups) and their various domestic and foreign accomplices, especially those who armed and financed them, will eventually be captured and will have to also answer in court. This is the case of the Kazakh political refugee in Switzerland, Iliyas Khrapunov, the son-in-law of Mukhtar Abliazov, who was sentenced to life in Kazakhstan for ordering a murder and embezzling several billion US dollars from the Kazakh bank BTA that he headed. Iliyas Khrapunov was even appointed ambassador by Michel Djotodia, the former boss of the Seleka, to whom he would have handed over a lot of money during one of his trips to Bangui.

The Kazakh oligarch Abliazov, who was detained in France, should have been extradited to Russia and Ukraine, two countries accusing him of embezzling billions of dollars, but he still curiously lives in France. This Kazakh citizen is one of the many privileged to have a Central African diplomatic passport that François Bozizé delivered to him in the framework of their relations of friendship and business.

According to sources, an investigation was initiated by the ICC against Khrapunov, the son-in-law of Abliazov, on potential charges of “financing terrorism, complicity in war crimes and crimes against humanity”.


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