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DR Congo: The Lubanga trial will resume on 7 Jan 2010

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ICC-CPI-20091208-MA58

Situation: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Case: The Prosecutor v. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo

Trial Chamber I, in an oral decision delivered today during the Status conference in the case The Prosecutor v. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, decided for administrative reasons that the Defence case presentation will commence on 7 January, 2010 instead of 6 January as previously scheduled.

Thomas Lubanga Dyilo is accused of having committed, as co-perpetrator, the war crimes of enlisting and conscripting of children under the age of 15 years into the Forces patriotiques pour la libération du Congo [Patriotic Forces for the Liberation of Congo] (FPLC), and using them to participate actively in hostilities in Ituri, a district of the Eastern Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), between September 2002 and August 2003.

For further information please contact Ms Sonia Robla, Head of Public Information and Documentation Section at +31 (0)70 515-8089 or +31 (0) 6 46 44 87 26 or at sonia.robla@icc-cpi.int.