Ocampo warns DRC politicians about engaging in electoral violence

Luis Moreno-Ocampo, ICC Prosecutor

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has warned that any post-electoral violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be investigated and those found responsible prosecuted.

Luis-Moreno Ocampo on Tuesday urged political leaders to calm supporters, as results of last week's presidential and legislative elections trickle in.

The prosecutor says he has received reports of attacks against civilians by rival factions, armed groups and security forces.

Referring to ICC's investigations in Kenya and Cote d'Ivoire, Ocampo noted that electoral violence was no longer a ticket to power, but a ticket to The Hague.

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