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First Sentence: Lubanga Dyilo Sentenced to 14 years at the ICC

Headline Title:  Lubanga Dyilo Sentenced to 14 years at the ICC 10 July 2012  The first ever sentence handed down by the International Criminal Court saw Thomas Lubanga Dyilo given 14 years for recruiting and using child soldiers in armed conflict.  This is a historic moment for international justice, Amnesty International said.The sentence takes into account that Lubanga has been in custody since his 2006 arrest.  Prosecutors had originally asked for a 30-year sentence.“This first sentence is a historic moment.  It puts the whole world on notice:  anyone who…

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