02/27/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Congolese Militia Leader Denies War Crimes

Former Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga has pleaded not guilty to charges of using child soldiers, at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

He faces six charges of recruiting and using hundreds of children aged under 15 to fight in DR Congo's brutal five-year conflict, which ended in 2003.

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