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10 February 2010 by -

A witness at the trial of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo said intermediaries of the International Criminal Court (ICC) paid him to convince his nephew to give false testimony against the former Congolese warlord, LubangaTrial.org is reporting.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

The man’s nephew was called as a prosecution witness and told the court he had been child soldier in Lubanga’s militia - the Union of Congolese Patriots (UPC).

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27 January 2010 by -

Former Congolese rebel leader Laurent Nkunda is being illegally detained by the Rwandan government, says his lawyer. Nkunda has been living under house arrest in Kigali for over a year without any trial in sight.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

“If you believe that the man is a danger or a risk to peace, then you have to make your case in court. But you can’t just do that arbitrarily without making your case,” says Stephane Bourgon who is representing Nkunda.

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23 December 2009 by Hélène Michaud

It might seem like just another village meeting, but the presence of armed police at the local parish hall suggests something serious is going on.

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05 July 2004 by Thierry Cruvellier

On 23 June, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Luis Moreno Ocampo announced he was opening his first investigations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). According to his press release, Ocampo has already been "carefully analysing the situation in DRC" since July 2003. But the new step, which marks the difference between a "preliminary analysis" and the opening of an investigation, is notable for the legal process that could lead to the first trials before the international court, and is highly significant in the current political context.

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