Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: Help arrest “The Terminator” and be a leader for peace in Congo
Bosco Ntaganda, a.k.a. “The Terminator,” is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. Bosco uses child soldiers, intimidation, rape, and murder against the Congolese population while earning hundreds of thousands of dollars each year from the illegal trade in Congo’s conflict minerals. Even worse? He’s getting away with it.
Sign the letter below to join over 140 Congolese, European, and U.S. civil society organizations in calling on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to help arrest “The Terminator.”
By adding your name, you will ask Hillary Clinton to make the U.S. a leader in the creation of a conflict minerals certification system that legitimizes trade, helps communities, and ensures people like “The Terminator” no longer exploit Congo’s people and mineral wealth.
Read the letter undersigned by Congolese and international civil society and human rights organizations to Secretary Clinton.
I am writing in support of this letter (http://bit.ly/IMkSm4) sent to you by over 140 Congolese, European, and U.S. civil society organizations urging you to support efforts to arrest ICC-indicted war criminal Bosco Ntaganda and take steps to promote greater justice and accountability in eastern Congo.
Bosco Ntaganda has operated with complete impunity for far too long. He is implicated in serious violations of human rights, including massacres, sexual violence, torture, and the recruitment of child soldiers. Most recently, Bosco’s movements to regroup loyalists in Masisi pose a serious threat to civilian security. The United States must support the governments of Rwanda and the DRC to immediately arrest Bosco Ntaganda and deliver him to justice.
Furthermore, the United Nations Group of Experts has long documented Bosco Ntaganda’s involvement in the illicit trade in conflict minerals, including vast smuggling rings of tin and tantalum and even a private gold smuggling operation run from his backyard.
Congo’s mineral wealth should benefit communities, not line the pockets of war criminals. Your leadership is needed to bring together governments, industry groups, and civil society organizations to promote the development of a comprehensive certification system that ensures legitimate minerals sourcing from eastern Congo.
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|2577||Wed Jun 12 20:41:48 EDT 2013||K. Arnone||Brooklyn, NY|
|2576||Fri Apr 26 17:17:44 EDT 2013||Natalie Hodapp||Mankato, MN|
|2575||Tue Apr 09 23:17:35 EDT 2013||baidu censor http://www.baidu.com||baidu censor,||Other countries censor content and not just rogue regimes such as the Iranian mullocracy. Poor people! http://www.baidu.com|
|2574||Thu Feb 21 20:26:19 EST 2013||Katherine Babbitt|
|2573||Sat Feb 02 06:46:04 EST 2013||Matt Wilson||Plymouth, England, ot|
|2572||Wed Jan 09 15:16:13 EST 2013||Cara Spence||Grass Valley, CA|
|2571||Thu Jan 03 20:30:11 EST 2013||Karen Campbell||Citrus Heights, CA|
|2570||Thu Jan 03 20:29:47 EST 2013||Karen Campbell||Citrus Heights, CA|
|2569||Thu Jan 03 17:03:08 EST 2013||l gols||Natick, MA|
|2568||Fri Oct 26 01:39:56 EDT 2012||Mary Consolata Namagambe||Odense C,||Thanks for doing this, we need to end this.|
|2567||Mon Oct 22 21:00:02 EDT 2012||Rachel Greathouse||FREMONT, CA|
|2566||Sat Oct 20 20:28:08 EDT 2012||Durantula Randella||VA|
|2565||Fri Oct 19 09:49:34 EDT 2012||joe modeste||ajax, ON||Dear Madam Secretary,
Please use US influence to promote justice in the eastern Congo.
|2564||Fri Oct 19 09:03:08 EDT 2012||Daniela Mejia||FL|
|2563||Fri Oct 19 03:50:32 EDT 2012||Andrea Dorner||Palma de Mallorca, ot|
|2562||Wed Oct 17 21:44:14 EDT 2012||Vincent Prudente||Philadelphia, PA|
|2561||Wed Oct 17 20:50:32 EDT 2012||Gemma deCarvalho||You are in a position where you can make a difference. If you can, you should, so please do, because you are representing us, and without you, we have no voice to stop suffering.|
|2560||Tue Oct 16 01:08:04 EDT 2012||cam nhung bui||portland, OR||201 -->200Mrs. Hillary Clinton, i admire the work you have done as the secretary of state and believe that this is an issue you can resolve. You have done so much and i continue to follow your public work...ti|
|2559||Mon Oct 15 23:09:23 EDT 2012||Eric Ludwig||Lake Park, FL||Use your position to bring peace to a suffering people. Please.|
|2558||Fri Oct 12 05:57:46 EDT 2012||Roman Soiko|
|2557||Mon Oct 08 21:28:43 EDT 2012||Karen Harter||Portland, OR||I worked for your Presidential Campaign. I have confidence that you will continue to act powerfully on the behalf of women and girls and men and boys who are devastated by our past lack of action.|
|2556||Fri Oct 05 18:46:33 EDT 2012||Loretta Doty||Tajique, NM||Please, Madam Secretary, bring an end to this criminal activity in the Congo. Also, please make the citizens of our great country aware of this horrible situation. I just happened to find out about it More....today through a fellow student. Thank you so very much for anything that you can do to stop this activity.|
|2555||Thu Oct 04 23:04:39 EDT 2012||Amanda Massey||brooklyn, NY||Until we get Peace in Africa, the world is in trouble.|
|2554||Thu Oct 04 12:12:45 EDT 2012||kingston just||missouris, MI||im bored|
|2553||Wed Oct 03 02:07:15 EDT 2012||Karoline Tufte Lien|