Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga during his appeals hearing in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands. Lubanga was sentenced in July 2012 to 14 years in prison for using child soldiers. REUTERS/Jiri Buller/Pool
Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga during his appeals hearing in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands. Lubanga was sentenced in July 2012 to 14 years in prison for using child soldiers. REUTERS/Jiri Buller/Pool

ICC rejects DRC warlord’s appeal

By SAPA Time of article published Dec 1, 2014

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The Hague - The International Criminal Court on Monday upheld Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga's conviction for using child soldiers, handing down its first-ever appeals verdict.

“The Appeals Chamber by majority confirms the conviction decision and rejects the appeal,” presiding judge Erkki Kourula said at The Hague-based court.

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