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The International Criminal Court decides on confirmation of charges against Congolese "warlords"

On Friday 26 September the International Criminal Court issued the decision on the confirmation of charges in the case of “The Prosecutor v. Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui”. The two militia leaders Katanga and Ngudjolo Chui are accused of having led an attack in 2003 on a village in the North East of Congo. According to the prosecutor, more than 200 civilians, including children and women died in this attack which also involved sexual slavery and systematical rape of women (see the prosecutor’s fact sheet on the case). In June 2008 a preliminary hearing of evidence was held before…