Monday, May 4, 2009
The following is a brief portrait and background of genocidaire Abdoulayi Yerodia, the former vice president of DRC and the inciter of genocide of Tutsis in Congo. For the sake of justice and history sake, we will be publishing the responsible of genocide of our people even if the world has decided to turn an blind eye on them. They will never hide from the eye of global cyber community. This is our share of justice. Please read below who is the shameful vice president of a country called itself "democratic".
Name: Abdoulaye Yerodia Ndombasi
Surname: Yerodia Ndombasi
First Names: Abdoulaye
Title: Former Vice-President
Date of Birth: 15 Jan 1933
Country of Birth Congo: (DRC)
Political Affiliation: Genocidaire
Accused for: The crime of genocide
The following are some of the positions he held since 1997, although his current political position is not yet known to us.
1997 : Principal Private Secretary
1997- 1999: President's Office - DRC Director of Cabinet
1999 2000: Foreign Affairs Minister
2000 : Minister of National Education
2003 : Special Advisory Committee for Defense Committee Member (V.President)
2003 -2007: Vice President's Office
2007-2009 : Defunct Vice President
Who is the accused Abdoulaye Yerodia?
Known as Abdoulaye Yerodia Ndombasi, he was born on the 15th of January 1933 in DRCCongo). He has been a high ranking official in the current government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo which was led first by Laurent-Désiré Kabila and now by his son, Joseph Kabila. He was foreign minister under Lauren-Desire Kabila from March 14, 1999 until late 2000. In 2003 he became one of the four vice-presidents of Congo under the transitional government as mandated by a peace settlement with rebel groups and opposition parties, after having been nominated in April of that year by Joseph Kabila, as the vice-president representing the Kabila government.
What crime did Abdoulaye Yerodia commit?
Let us clearly state the crime committed by Yerodia. Mr. Yerodia is accused of committing a crime of genocide under the convention of the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide in its Article 3 which states that "The following acts shall be punishable:(a) Genocide;
(b) Conspiracy to commit genocide; (c) Direct and public incitement to commit genocide; (d) Attempt to commit genocide; (e) Complicity in genocide. The accused has bleached article 3 under section (c) by directly and publically inciting the killing of Tutsis, and under section (e) complicity in genocide as it is clearly demonstrated in his political actions.
Yerodia committed a crime specifically punishable under the UN convention adopted in its Resolution 260 (III) A of the United Nations General Assembly on 9 December 1948 as clearly stated in article 5 "Persons committing genocide or any of the other acts enumerated in Article 3 shall be punished, whether they are constitutionally responsible rulers, public officials or private individuals" Yerodi is such a person and must be punished by the ICJ otherwise, the international law is just a moquery.
In 1998, Yerodia publicly incited the Congolese population to kill members of ethnic Tutsis tribe simply because they were thought to support the government of Rwanda, which was supporting the congolese rebelles.
What has been done so far about Yerodia's case?
Yerodia was involved in a precedent-setting case by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
This case, known as "the Arrest Warrant Case"; unfortunately the case was decided in Congo's favor. It is said that "During the proceedings of the case, the Congo dropped its jurisdiction arguments and the case was decided solely on Yerodia's diplomatic immunity as foreign minister. However, some human rights groups saw this decision as a blow to universal jurisdiction".
In fact the Kingdom of Belgium had issued an international arrest warrant based on a new Belgian law ( known as the Belgian Universal Jurisdiction Law, since repealed ) allowing Belgian courts to prosecute international crimes, charging Yerodia with inciting genocide.
The unfortunate thing in all this is that the Democratic Republic of the Congo responded by filing an application against Belgium to the ICJ, claiming that Belgium did not have jurisdiction and that Yerodia, as foreign minister enjoyed diplomatic immunity. This clearly shows how not only the Congolese government cares more about protecting its criminal officials than enforcing the law, but the lack of interest by the ICJ and the Belgium government which decided to shamefully drop the case against Yerodia. This is quite inacceptable and this case must be reopened. There must be an arrest warrant made against Yerodia for crime of genocide if the ICJ is to have any meaning at all.
We are only asking the international community and specifically the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to live to its commitment.
The blood of innocents cry for justice and we hope that justice will be served finally served.
To listen to Yerodia's speech inciting genocide please listen to the video below this article.