International Criminal Court

ICC: Former Central African Republic militia leader arrested

The Central African Republic's top soccer official was arrested Wednesday in France on a warrant alleging he is responsible for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed by a mainly Christian militia when he was its senior leader.

The International Criminal Court, which issued the warrant, did not give details of Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona's arrest or what he was doing in France. Ngaissona is expected to be transferred to the court's detention center in The Hague once French authorities complete the needed formalities.

The court said in a statement that Ngaissona was the most senior leader and "National General Coordinator" of the anti-Balaka militia when...

29°