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The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. An investigation prompted by Canada's War Crimes Program into a video threatening people in the Democratic Republic of Congo has resulted in charges against a man living in B.C.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press

A probe by the RCMP’s international investigations section into videos that allegedly threatened people in the Democratic Republic of Congo has resulted in charges against a man living in Kelowna, B.C.

Mounties say the man from Australia faces a charge of willful promotion of hatred, after a complaint was received by Canada’s War Crimes Program within the Justice Department.

Police say the complaint related to videos circulating online where a man was alleged to have uttered threats toward people living in Congo.

Kibwe Ngoie-Ntombe was first arrested last June and charged with uttering threats and counselling to commit assault and arson, but the hatred charge was only announced on Thursday.

RCMP Inspector François Courtemanche says fast action by the government’s War Crimes Program allowed police to respond quickly to the alleged crimes.

He says the outcome of the investigation was made possible through the work of officers in Canada, the United States, South Africa, Australia and Kenya.

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