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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Former Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga and militia chief Germain Katanga were on Saturday transferred to a prison in the Democratic Republic of Congo to serve out their sentences, the International Criminal Court said in a statement.Germain Katanga, 37, dubbed "Simba" the lion due to his ferocity, was sentenced to 12 years in prison last year by the ICC for his role in a brutal ethnic attack on a northeastern Congolese village in 2003 .Last month, the ICC cut the 12-year prison term imposed on Katanga after he voiced regret and for good behavior, and said he would now complete his sentence on January 18 .
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