Uganda warlord under ICC trial

court ordersFrom HASSAN ONYANGO in Kampala, Uganda
KAMPALA, (CAJ News) – THE International Criminal Court (ICC) will conduct its first trial since a decision by some African countries to leave the court.

Burundi, Gambia and South Africa have announced withdrawals from ICC citing unfair treatment of Africans.

Tomorrow (Tuesday), one of Uganda’s feared warlords Dominic Ongwen, will appear before the courts for alleged crimes against humanity committed 2002 and 2005.

He is facing 70 charges.

As Commander in the Sinia Brigade of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), he allegedly presided over murder, rape, sexual slavery, forced marriage, torture and slavery.

He and other rebel leaders allegedly were behind the abduction of women and girls in northern Uganda. These were used as forced wives and sex slaves.

Children under 15 were recruited as soldiers.
CAJ NEWS

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