ICC: Former Central African Republic militia leader arrested for war crimes.
December 13, 2018 | Brainwave Science
The Former Central African Republic militia leader was arrested in France on a warrant issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) alleging he is responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The International Crime Court said Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona was the most senior leader and the National General Coordinator of the anti-Balaka, a mainly Christian militia accused of methodical attacks on the African country’s Muslim population in 2013-2014. ICC further added Ngaissona, who was the most senior leader, is accountable for involvement in crimes that include murder, enforced disappearances, using child soldiers, torture and attacking humanitarian aid workers.
The anti-Balaka group is accused of targeting Muslims in interreligious and intercommunal fighting that broke out in 2013, when predominantly Muslim Seleka rebels seized power in Central African Republic’s capital, Bangui. Thousands have died in subsequent clashes and according to the United Nations, more than a million people have been forced to flee their homes. Ngaissona is recognized as a key player in these crimes.
Ngaissona, former head of his country’s national soccer federation, denies all allegation.
In 2015. Ngaissona was barred from running for CAR president because of his alleged role in atrocities. He stated during the election, “If the allegations were true, I wouldn’t be here today.”
Amnesty International, which named Ngaissona and 19 others as the potential war crime suspects in 2014, called the arrest of Ngaissona a major step toward the fight against impunity in the Central African Republic. The International Crime Court arrested another former militia leader, Alfred Yekatom, to stand trail from crimes against humanity and war crimes last month.
Violence has drastically increased throughout the Central African Republic, particularly between Seleka factions in the central regions and between rebels and anti-balaka militias. The Central African Republic (CAF) has been unstable since its independence in 1960. Irrespective of UN and other peacekeeper organizations involvement to sustain this violence, civilians have lost the hope that government or law enforcement agencies or peacekeeper could maintain control of the capital.
The ongoing serious violence in CAR–including the latest attack on a displaced persons camp that killed up to 100 civilians in Alindao last month–is a testament to what happens when injustice reigns. The calls of countless victims seeking justice for such crimes in the Central African Republic could be possible not only when accused high-level figures can be arrested to face justice, moreover authorities can use the intelligence possessed by them or their connections to eliminate violence. However, since their crimes haven’t been proven and due to limited availability of evidence it has always been a nightmare for law enforcement agencies and peacekeepers struggling for years.
In order to stabilize the national security threat and protect lives of civilians, the accused senior leaders need to be prosecuted accordingly. The Central African Republic already requires financial and political supports from the government and international partners to eliminate groups like anti-Balaka and Seleka.
Patrice Ngaissona’s case demonstrates exactly why law enforcement agencies should seek the truth and prosecute high-level figures for their crime regardless of limited physical evidence. In most of these high-profile cases, to provide justice to countless victims is a tedious process as connecting and identifying dots is not a smooth task for law enforcement personnel.
Law enforcement agencies need not only conduct investigation and collect acceptable evidence to prove Ngaissona’s connection but also require vast intelligence about the modus operandi of anti-Balaka and Seleka. The only possible way to extract the truth and intelligence is the information concealed inside Ngaissona’s brain. The existing conventional tools like interrogations or polygraph opted by law enforcement agencies in such situation do not reveal what specific information is stored in the suspect’s brain and do not guarantee accurate results.
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The iCognative technology is based on scientifically accepted and proven P300 and P300-MERMER brain responses, which only activates when a suspect sees an information that his/her brain already possesses. In the case of Ngaissona and Alfred, law enforcement agencies under International Criminal Court can conduct a 45-minute iCognative test that can determine what specific information suspects are trying to conceal from the investigators. Information such as: their involvements with the war crimes; connection with anti-Balaka; any specific order given to anti-Balaka during the tenure; information about the modus operandi of anti-Balaka; identification of the key members of anti-Balaka; location of the hideout, etc. would be easily available to the law enforcement personnel to investigate once the test is completed. All the investigate details related to war crimes in CAR is uploaded into the iCognative system protocol. The system records and analyzes the brainwave responses when case related and confidential information (called Stimuli) is flashed to Ngaissona and Alfred separately on a digital screen and determine what information both possess with over 99% accuracy.
Brainwave Science’s iCognative is the last hope for the countless victims seeking justice for horrible crimes in the Central African Republic. iCognative technology is the most reliable weaponry for law enforcement agencies around the globe to investigate high-profile leader suspected of crime without the fear of disappointment.