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Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo versus the ICC

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ICC suspends DR Congo ex-militia chief’s trial

Posted by AFP on 09 Jul 2010 | Leave a comment

THE HAGUE (AFP) – The International Criminal Court has suspended Congolese militia chief Thomas Lubanga’s trial and rapped prosecutors for abusing court processes and ignoring judges’ orders.
“The prosecutor has elected to act unilaterally in the present circumstances and he declines to be ‘checked’ by the (trial) chamber,” said Thursday’s judgment suspending Lubanga’s trail which started in January 2009.
Luis Moreno-Ocampo
Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo’s office responded: “We will appeal in the coming days.”
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