Where in the World is Laurent Nkunda?

Just a few hours after the first edition of Where Are Those Rebel Leaders Now featuring Laurent Nkunda came out this afternoon, Rwanda announced the Nkunda isn’t going anywhere:

A Rwandan court has rejected a suit seeking the release of Congolese rebel leader Laurent Nkunda on the ground that he is being held illegally.

Nkunda’s lawyer, Stephane Bourgon, says Rwanda has detained the former warlord illegally, without formal charges, and has denied him access to legal counsel.

“We believe this decision is erroneous … and we intend to appeal,” Bourgon told Reuters by telephone from the Rwandan town of Gisenyi. “If there are no charges against Laurent Nkunda, he must be released.”

Seems like Nkunda will be kicking around Rwanda for some time…


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