Gédéon Kyungu Mutanga (legal name Gédéon Kyungu Mutanga Wa Bafunkwa Kanonga, known as Commander Gedeon) is a leader of the Mai Mai Kata Katanga militia group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that operates in central Katanga in the so-called 'triangle of death'. On 16 May 2006 he was detained. In 2009 he and his wife were convicted for committing crimes against humanity during and after the Second Congo War. Gédéon was sentenced to death. On 7 September 2011 he escaped from a prison in Lubumbashi after members of his militia opened fire on prison guards. Authorities of the Katanga province offered a US$100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. After his escape from prison, he formed the Mai Mai Kata Katanga.
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- ↑ "DR Congo: Militia Leader Guilty in Landmark Trial". HRW. 2009-03-10. http://www.hrw.org/news/2009/03/10/dr-congo-militia-leader-guilty-landmark-trial. Retrieved 2011-09-08.
- ↑ "Congo prison mass escape after attack by gunmen". BBC. 2011-09-07. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-10628245. Retrieved 2011-09-08.
- ↑ "UN voices concern after mass prison outbreak in DR Congo". UN News Center. 2011-09-07. http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=39478&Cr=democratic&Cr1=congo. Retrieved 2011-09-08.
- ↑ "Congo's Katanga Province in ‘Humanitarian Crisis,' UN Says". Bloomberg. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-08/congo-s-katanga-province-in-humanitarian-crisis-un-says.html.
- ↑ "Katanga: Fighting for DR Congo's cash cow to secede". bbcnews.com. 11 August 2013. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-23422038. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
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