International court judges push back start of Congolese militia leader's war crimes trial

April 22, 2015 10:36 AM

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands – International Criminal Court judges have postponed the trial of a former Congolese militia leader as the court considers whether opening statements in the case can be made in Congo.

Bosco Ntaganda is charged with crimes including murder, rape, sexual slavery and using child soldiers in the eastern Congolese province of Ituri from 2002-2003. His trial had been scheduled to start June 2, but judges on Wednesday pushed back the date until the second or third week of July.

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