January 27, 2009 / 5:43 AM / 11 years ago

VIDEO: Child soldier trial begins in Hague

Jan 26 - A Congolese militia leader goes on trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague accused of training child soldiers to kill, pillage and rape.

Prosecutors say Thomas Lubanga enlisted children under 15 to his Union of Congolese Patriots in eastern Congo during the 1998-2003 war to kill members of a rival ethnic group.

Lubanga is pleading not guilty to the charges.

Penny Tweedie reports.


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