ICC sentencing due against DRC warlord Lubanga
10 July 2012, 11:13
Nairobi - Capital News reports that Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga is set to be sentenced by the International Criminal Court on Tuesday, after his conviction for using child soldiers in a brutal conflict in the central African country.
Lubanga, 51, was convicted in March of war crimes, specifically for using child soldiers in his rebel army in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2002-03, in the ICC’s first verdict since it started work a decade ago.
The former militia commander will face the bench at a public hearing for his part in a war which humanitarian NGOs say has left some 60,000 people dead since 1999.
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