Friday, August 26, 2011

Judges urged to convict Congo warlord Thomas Lubanga

Former Child Soldiers in the Democratic Republ...Image via Wikipedia The Guardian: "Prosecutors on Thursday began wrapping up the international criminal court's landmark first trial by urging judges to convict a Congolese warlord of recruiting hundreds of child soldiers and sending them to fight and kill in his country's brutal conflict.

Deputy prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told judges that evidence in the trial, which began in 2009, gave voice to children that militia leader Thomas Lubanga had "transformed into killers; those girls that Mr Lubanga offered to his commanders as sexual slaves"."

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