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ICC hears its first suspect on war crimes charges

A Congolese militia leader, the first suspect to face trial at the International Criminal Court, made an initial appearance in The Hague on Monday on charges of conscripting children for war. Thomas Lubanga was transferred to the ICC on Friday night after he was flown from the Democratic Republic of Congo aboard a French military plane the day after Congolese authorities surrendered him to the court. Lubanga, dressed in a dark suit, confirmed his identity and heard a list of his rights, but refused to hear a readout of his arrest charges, saying he had already been informed about it earlier in The Hague. Full Story

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