This entry is by Kate Davey, our legal analyst at Child Soldier Relief.
According to Rachel Irwin of “unforeseen” circumstances when a Judge was unable to return to The Hague due to weather conditions after being away during the weekend.for Reporting, the trial was delayed by a day by
The trial continued “sexual services.”with the testimony of a former militia member who told the Court girls kidnapped by the UPC were used for
recanted testimony during the first week. He testified that he was angry that his child had been taken as a child soldier because “Being a soldier is very hard,” and it would “[spoil] his life.” The witness was a member of Lubanga’s Union of Congolese Patriots and acted as Lubanga’s bodyguard.the Court heard the testimony of another witness, the father of the child soldier who
Irwin reports closed session as the defense cross-examined the witness. The defense questioned if the witness had trained others in the army, which he denied.most of the trial took place in a
Lubangatrial.org notes that technical problems. The trial will resume when the defense plans to finish its cross-examination.the witness was unable to finish his testimony because of
The trial is available through live streaming on the Court’s site.