11 February 2013
Acquitted Congolese ex-militia boss seeks Dutch asylum
Former Congolese militia boss Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, who was acquitted of war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC) late last year, has applied for asylum in the Netherlands, his lawyer said on Saturday 9 February 2013. After being freed from the ICC’s detention centre, he was immediately arrested by Dutch police because he did not have papers allowing him to remain in the Netherlands. He is currently being held in a Dutch detention centre for asylum seekers.