“The armed group that does not want to stop committing atrocities against the population will face national and international justice”, declared the Governor of Ituri, Lieutenant-General Johnny Luboya N’kashama, in Bunia on 30 May. He said this on the occasion of the visit to Bunia on Tuesday 30 May of the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Karim Khan, for a few hours.
According to him, impunity and human rights violations must come to an end.
He said that the visit of Prosecutor Karim Khan to Ituri was a strong message to all the torturers who thought they were free to commit crimes against the civilian population:
“We have to put an end to this impunity. We have to put an end to this violence. Today, we have done everything we can to ensure that the prosecutor in The Hague comes here, so that all these executioners who thought they were free, realise that we are going our own way and nothing is going to change”.
Lieutenant-General Johnny Luboya also sent a message to the various armed groups that continue to commit atrocities against innocent civilians:
“For those who do not want to stop, who think that they are in areas where we cannot reach them, military operations will resume between now and then. So you have an opportunity: either you accept dialogue and stop the violence, or you go to the P-DDRCS and demobilise, otherwise justice will be on your back”.