ICC delays preliminary hearing for Congo war crimes suspect Laura Klein Mullen at 7:42 AM ET
[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Monday postponed [order, PDF; press release] the confirmation of charges hearing for Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda [BBC profile] in order to give prosecutors more time to prepare their case. The hearing, which was scheduled to begin on September 26, will not start until February 10. At the hearing, the judge will decide whether there is sufficient evidence to support the prosecution's charges. Ntaganga is accused of recruiting child soldiers during the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Five Year War. The prosecution will be collecting evidence to support 10 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
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