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Trial for Congo Warlord

Rod Blagojevich isn't the only one with a court date today: More than ten years after its creation, the first trial at the International Criminal Court at the Hague is scheduled to open today. Sitting trial will be Thomas Lubanga, the Congolese warlord charged with using children as weapons of war and commanding a militia that committed atrocities. He is accused of recruiting children as young as 10 to his Union of Congolese Patriots and former children soldiers will testify. According to the Times of London, "to date the court has launched four investigations: into northern Uganda, Congo, the Central African Republic and Darfur. It has issued arrest warrants for 12 people. Six of them remain free, two have died and four are in custody."