ICC considers charging Sam Nujoma

The International Criminal Court is considering holding former Namibian President Sam Nujoma accountable for the disappearance of 4,200 citizens.

ICC considers charging Sam Nujoma
The International Criminal Court is considering holding former Namibian President Sam Nujoma accountable for the disappearance of 4,200 citizens.

The ICC received a demand from the National Society for Human Rights to hold Nujoma and three others accountable for those who allegedly went missing as far back as the 1970s because of the South West African People's Organization, The Namibian reported Monday. Nujoma led the group and was Namibia's president from 1990 to 2005.

The petition calls for the four to be investigated for "instigation, planning, supervision, abetting, aiding, defending and or perpetuating" the disappearances.

The court, which was created in 2002, reportedly was weighing the request and may charge the four Namibians under its "continuous violation doctrine."

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