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Central African authorities handed over the International Criminal Court (ICC) to a former Celica commander this Sunday evening. This is Mahatam Saeed Abdel Kani. He is suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity. He is the first Ex-Seleka to be handed over to the ICC.
With our special correspondent in Bangi, Morality of florence
The ICC issued an arrest warrant against Mahatam Said Abdel Kani from January 2019. It has been two years since the court summoned him when he was arrested last Wednesday in his birthplace Baria, east of the Central African Republic.
More than 50 years ago, Mahamad Saeed Abdel Kani is believed to be extremely close to Michel Jotodia in 2013, who was then the head of the Celica during the bloody conflict that followed the coup of former President Francois Bozize, opposing the anti-Balaka militia Was. After this, he will be an influential member of FPRC de Nouradin AdamOne of the movements born in late 2014 from the outbreak of pre-insurgency.
According to one of the spokespersons of the FPRC, ” He no longer did military work “And was” Converted to politics “. He was a candidate for the legislative elections in December.
The details of what he has been accused of are not yet known. But the ICC suspects him of several crimes against humanity and war crimes: “imprisonment, torture, torture” or “enforced disappearance”, according to a statement released by the court this Sunday evening.
After his arrest, unearthed a few days at the Rooks camp in Bungie, he will now join two other actors in the Hague of the Central African Crisis of 2013 who were then in opposite camps: two former anti-Balaka leaders. Edgard Nagasona and Alfred Yekatom, Whose trial is due to open before the ICC on 9 February.