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Convicted Congolese Warlord Appeals for Early Release

A Congolese warlord convicted of using child soldiers appealed Friday to the International Criminal Court for early release from his 14-year sentence, saying he wants to go to university to research the causes of ethnic conflicts. Thomas Lubanga, the first person convicted by the court, deployed children in a brutal conflict in the eastern Ituri region of Democratic Republic of Congo in 2002-2003. His lawyers argue that Lubanga has been in custody — including time spent incarcerated...

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