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Congolese warlord sentenced to 14 years

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The International Criminal Court sentenced Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Tuesday to 14 years in jail for using child soldiers, a punishment meant to act as a potential landmark in the struggle to protect children entangled in wars.

Lubanga was found guilty in March of recruiting, kidnapping and abusing children in his Union of Congolese Patriots militia, sending them to kill and be killed during tribal fighting in 2002-2003.

The case has brought increasing pressure for the arrest of his much more infamous partner in crime, Congolese army Gen. Bosco Ntaganda. -- AP

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