Today’s hearing of the Thomas Lubanga war crimes trial was cancelled for unknown reasons. Earlier scheduled to kick off in the morning, the hearing was first re-scheduled for the afternoon before being cancelled altogether.
It is expected that the trial will resume on Monday next week, with Mr. Lubanga’s defense calling their 13th witness. The defense case started on January 27, 2010, one year after the opening of the prosecution’s case.
Mr. Lubanga, the first person to be tried at the International Criminal Court (ICC), stands accused of using child soldiers in armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo during 2002 and 2003. He has denied the charges.