Bosco Ntaganda, the Congolese war criminal suspect who earlier this week surrendered himself at the US Embassy in Kigali, has been transferred to the International Criminal Court (ICC), in The Hague, in the early hours of the afternoon today.
Rwanda's Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo and ICC confirmed the transfer.
"Bosco Ntaganda has just taken off from Kigali in custody of ICC officials following cooperation between Rwanda, US & Dutch governments," Mushikiwabo said on Twitter.
A comment from ICC also said he is now in their custody.
“Bosco Ntaganda is currently escorted by an ICC delegation that has left Kigali (Rwanda) heading to the ICC detention centre in The Hague (Netherlands).
“This operation would not have been possible without the support of the Rwandese authorities.”
Susan Falatko, the Public Affairs Officer at the US Embassy in Kigali, told The New Times: "Bosco Ntaganda has departed the U.S. Embassy in Kigali and is being transported to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague accompanied by ICC personnel."
Ntaganda has requested the US Embassy to take him to the ICC.