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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|2578||Mon Oct 01 11:28:39 EDT 2012||Junius Grimes||Norfolk, VA|
|2577||Thu Aug 16 13:33:04 EDT 2012||David Waite||Knoxville, TN|
|2576||Tue Aug 07 15:10:02 EDT 2012||W Jansen||Bethesda, MD|
|2575||Wed Aug 01 10:13:10 EDT 2012||Ellen Domke||Chicago , IL|
|2574||Wed Aug 01 08:04:39 EDT 2012||Bettina Bowers Schwan||Nashville, TN|
|2573||Wed Aug 01 00:31:07 EDT 2012||Katherin Balles||BREMERTON, WA|
|2572||Tue Jul 31 18:37:09 EDT 2012||Barry Moore||Montclair, NJ|
|2571||Mon Jul 30 05:44:23 EDT 2012||Valentin Schietecatte||Berck, ot|
|2570||Fri Jul 20 17:12:18 EDT 2012||Tracy Schaal||Rutherford, NJ||We need to crack down on these horrendous criminals once and for all!|
|2569||Mon Jul 16 19:12:50 EDT 2012||J. Gregory Twain||Portland, OR|
|2568||Mon Jul 16 18:52:51 EDT 2012||Barbara Muirhead||Orem, UT|
|2567||Wed Jul 04 00:28:45 EDT 2012||Katherin Balles||BREMERTON, WA|
|2566||Wed Jul 04 00:06:52 EDT 2012||Ann Hollyfield||Seal Rock, OR|
|2565||Tue Jul 03 18:47:46 EDT 2012||Barry Moore||Montclair, NJ|
|2564||Tue Jul 03 17:18:55 EDT 2012||Garik Himebaugh||Warrenton, VA|
|2563||Tue Jul 03 15:32:50 EDT 2012||J. Gregory Twain||Portland, OR|
|2562||Tue Jul 03 14:08:33 EDT 2012||Bettina Bowers Schwan||Nashville, TN|
|2561||Tue Jun 26 19:14:41 EDT 2012||Barry Moore||Montclair, NJ|
|2560||Thu Jun 21 21:21:41 EDT 2012||Barbara Muirhead||Orem, UT|
|2559||Thu Jun 21 14:20:56 EDT 2012||Ben and Jan Heller||Green Cove Springs, FL||Please, we beg you, think of the children and do the best you can for them. Thank You, Ben and Jan Heller|
|2558||Thu Jun 21 11:25:54 EDT 2012||John Richkus||Jersey City, NJ|
|2557||Thu Jun 21 09:26:10 EDT 2012||Bettina Bowers Schwan||Nashville, TN|
|2556||Wed Jun 20 18:11:23 EDT 2012||Bettina Bowers Schwan||Nashville, TN|
|2555||Mon Jun 18 18:53:57 EDT 2012||robert breimayer||denver, CO|
|2554||Thu Jun 07 14:46:39 EDT 2012||Carly Seifert||Bozeman, MT|