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D.R. Congo

“Who can put a price on a lost youth?” asks Congolese child soldiers’ lawyer
The International Criminal Court (ICC) this week held its first ever hearings on reparations, for the victims of Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga. The former head of the Union of Congolese Patriots (UPC) was found guilty of having used children under 15 to fight a war in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2002 and 2003. But more than four years after Lubanga’s sentencing to 14 years in jail, his victims are still waiting for…
by Stéphanie Maupas, correspondent in The Hague
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