ICC-Lubanga: appeals hearings postponed

15 April 2014 by IJT

The International Criminal Court (ICC) judges decided last week to postpone, sine die, the appeals hearings of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, convicted two years ago to 14 years imprisonment. 

The registrar explained that, 'for various logistical reasons', the two days of hearings scheduled for mid-April were not possible to hear the testimony of the two witnesses. The former Ituri leader was found guilty, on 14 March 2012, of enrolling child soldiers in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the course of a conflict between 2002 and 2003. Transferred in March 2006 from DRC to The Hague, Thomas Lubanga's trial started in January 2009.

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