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Heavy sentence sought for DRC warlord

2012-03-15 13:52

The Hague - The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said on Thursday he would seek "close to the maximum sentence" for Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga, convicted of using child soldiers.

"If we are going to ask one year per child we should go far beyond the maximum of 30 years provided by the Rome Statute. We will seek a sentence close to the maximum," Luis Moreno-Ocampo said a day after Lubanga's conviction.