terça-feira, 2 de dezembro de 2014

Lubanga the man who did the child soldiers

"He's made some of the most serious crimes, the international community, against children," said Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the Prosecutor.

Fourteen years in prison for the man who was accused in August 29, 2006, co-authoring in the recruitment of children under 15 years, for the Patriotic Forces for the liberation of Congo and to use them, actively in the internal armed conflict, between September 2002 and August 2003.

It was in June 2004, that high international instance decided to investigate the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, at the request of the authorities of the country.

The detainee May 19, 2005, Lubanga, was imprisoned in Makala, Kinshasa, but was eventually transferred to the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

Was tried and sentenced with a right to appeal the decision. The sentence was heard in 2012. Had already served 14 years in prison.

The prosecution wanted a heavier penalty, 30 years, but the Defense made the Prosecutorial failures, with regard, for example, to allegations of sexual violence, despite this having provided the widespread rape by militia and the fact that making girls sex slaves.


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