Angelina Jolie Attends Thomas Lubanga's Prosecution
Wednesday, May 20 2009
by Joe Halls
A-list actress Angelina Jolie attended warlord Thomas Lubanga's prosecution in a courtroom in The Hague, Netherlands referring to the event as "a landmark trial for children."
Lubanga is the founder of the Union of Congolese Patriots, a group who reportedly recruited child soldiers. Jolie stressed, "After watching the proceedings from the viewing booth, I stood up and found Thomas Lubanga Dyilo looking at me."
In a statement, the actress conferred, "I imagined how difficult it must be for all the brave young children who have come to testify against him."
After attending the trial, she headed to Cannes as she is set to grace the premiere of husband Brad Pitt's new film Inglourious Basterds.