(FILES) -- This November 24, 2009 file photo shows former Congolese warlord militiaman Germain Katanga sitting in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL KOOREN
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The International Criminal Court on Friday convicted Congolese ex-militia boss Germain Katanga of war crimes for arming an ethnic militia that carried out a 2003 village massacre with guns and machetes.Katanga, 35, went on trial more than four years ago facing seven counts of war crimes and three of crimes against humanity for his alleged role in the attack on the eastern Congolese village in 2003 .On Friday, judges said that Katanga did not plan the attack on Bogoro as originally the prosecution alleged, but that Katanga rather was an accessory to the crimes committed.The Hague-based ICC has so far only convicted one other suspect, Katanga's arch-enemy and former Congolese rebel fighter Thomas Lubanga, who was sentenced in 2012 to 14 years for recruiting and enlisting child soldiers.
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