Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Foreign civilian given second life sentence by DRC military court

According to this news account, a military court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has sentenced a British-Norwegian dual-national civilian to life imprisonment for the murder of a Norwegian civilian, his cellmate. "The two men had been serving sentences for murder and espionage after their driver was found dead in the jungle in 2009. The pair, both former servicemen, said they were setting up a local security business and denied the charges."

Query: should this case have been tried in a civilian court?

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