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.
|Number||Date||Name||Location||Add a personal message of ...|
|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|