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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.

Learn more about Bosco Ntaganda.

Dear Madam Secretary:

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.

Sincerely,
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2578 Sun Jul 21 08:17:09 EDT 2013 K. Arnone Brooklyn, NY
2577 Wed Jun 12 20:41:48 EDT 2013 K. Arnone Brooklyn, NY
2576 Mon Oct 01 11:28:39 EDT 2012 Junius Grimes Norfolk, VA
2575 Sat Sep 29 12:57:08 EDT 2012 james nordlund fargo, ND
2574 Tue Sep 11 19:34:25 EDT 2012 Edward & Gail Laurson Denver, CO Eastern Congo is lawless with Uganda rebels,Rwanda rebels,Congo rebels and this is where the daily 50,000 rapes a month take place. Time to bring the hammer down on these criminals.
2573 Sun Aug 26 14:30:05 EDT 2012 William G Gonzalez Suffern, NY To:Hon. Secretary of State, Hillary R. Clinton:
Bosco Ntaganda is a threat to peace negotiations in Sudan, Congo, Darfur and Rwanda.
2572 Sat Aug 25 13:55:29 EDT 2012 Nayeem Aslam Villa Park, IL
2571 Fri Aug 24 15:32:29 EDT 2012 Sarah Ryan Delray Beach , FL
2570 Fri Aug 17 21:35:08 EDT 2012 sylvia r lauderhil, FL
2569 Fri Aug 17 10:52:46 EDT 2012 jennifer tozzi toms river, NJ
2568 Thu Aug 16 18:51:17 EDT 2012 Margery Coffey Rosalie, NE
2567 Thu Aug 16 15:38:01 EDT 2012 Albert Bechtel Seattle, WA I think this man needs to be put out of commission and pronto.
2566 Thu Aug 16 13:33:04 EDT 2012 David Waite Knoxville, TN
2565 Thu Aug 16 11:21:55 EDT 2012 Donald Shaw St. Petersburg, FL
2564 Thu Aug 16 10:33:12 EDT 2012 Karl Koessel Mckinleyville, CA
2563 Thu Aug 09 03:08:42 EDT 2012 Joe Salazar Santa Rosa, CA
2562 Tue Aug 07 22:30:03 EDT 2012 John Niendorf Friday Harbor, WA
2561 Tue Aug 07 15:10:02 EDT 2012 W Jansen Bethesda, MD
2560 Sun Aug 05 19:58:27 EDT 2012 Edith Coleman Wilmington, DE
2559 Wed Aug 01 10:13:10 EDT 2012 Ellen Domke Chicago , IL
2558 Wed Aug 01 08:04:39 EDT 2012 Bettina Bowers Schwan Nashville, TN
2557 Wed Aug 01 00:31:07 EDT 2012 Katherin Balles BREMERTON, WA
2556 Tue Jul 31 23:44:04 EDT 2012 Babette Bruton Los Gatos, CA
2555 Tue Jul 31 23:23:07 EDT 2012 jennifer tozzi toms river, NJ
2554 Tue Jul 31 21:53:58 EDT 2012 Terry Tedesco-Kerrick Phoenix, AZ
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