THOMAS ESCRITT reuters.com Congolese warlord Germain Katanga was given a 12 year sentence on Friday by the International Criminal Court for his part in an ethnically motivated attack more than a decade ago in which the victims were "carved" limb from limb.
The attack took place when the ethnic Hema inhabitants of Bogoro village in northeastern Congo were still asleep. Some 200 were killed after Katanga's Ngiti fighters converged on the village from all sides, leaving victims with no escape.
"The attackers literally carved their victims up limb from limb," Judge Bruno Cotte said. "The attackers slashed them with machetes and knives as they tried to make their escape."
Katanga, who was just 24 at the time of the attack, was convicted in March of being an accessory to war crimes including murder and pillage.
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