War crimes court finds Lubanga guilty in landmark ruling

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Posted: Mar 14, 2012 5:53 AM
War crimes court finds Lubanga guilty in landmark ruling

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The International Criminal Court on Wednesday found Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo guilty of war crimes in its landmark first ruling since it was set up a decade ago.

Lubanga was accused of recruiting and deploying child soldiers during a five-year conflict until 2003. An estimated 60,000 people were killed.

(Reporting by Anthony Deutsch)