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Congo Warlord Convicted Of Using Child Soldiers


Former Congolese militia commander Thomas Lubanga Dyilo

Former Congolese militia commander Thomas Lubanga Dyilo

The International Criminal Court has found Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo guilty of using children as soldiers.

Lubanga, who was accused of recruiting and deploying child soldiers during a five-year conflict in Congo that lasted until 2003, was found guilty on March 14 by the court in The Hague, Netherlands.

He faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment when he is sentenced.

The ruling was the first by the International Criminal Court since it was established a decade ago as the world's first permanent war crimes tribunal.

With reporting by Reuters and AFP
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