First arrest for the International Criminal Court 17 Mar 2006
On 17 March 2006, Thomas Lubanga Dyilo was arrested and transferred to the detention centre at the Haaglanden Prison in Scheveningen, The Hague.

Thomas Lubanga Dyilo in Kampala in 2003On 17 March 2006, Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, a Congolese national and alleged founder and leader of the Union des Patriotes Congolais (UPC) was arrested and transferred to the detention centre at the Haaglanden Prison in Scheveningen, The Hague.

Thomas Lubanga Dyilo is alleged to have been involved in the commission of war crimes, namely enlisting and conscripting children under the age of fifteen and using them to participate actively in hostilities in the Ituri region in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a sealed warrant of arrest against Thomas Lubanga on 10 February 2006. The Chamber also requested that the Democratic Republic of the Congo arrest and surrender him to the International Criminal Court. On 17 March 2006, Pre-Trial Chamber I unsealed the warrant of arrest against Thomas Lubanga.

The initial appearance of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo took place on 20 March 2006 at 16.00 at the International Criminal Court.

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Op 17 maart 2006 is Thomas Lubanga Dyilo gearresteerd en overgebracht naar het detentiecentrum van de Haaglanden gevangenis in Scheveningen.