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Court reads 93 charges to LRA’s Thomas Kwoyelo

Kwoyelo in court earlier.

The International Crimes Division Court on Tuesday started reading  to former LRA commander Thomas Kwoyelo the 93 charges he is expected to be tried for. The acts were committed between 1993 and 2005 during the political insurgency in Northern Uganda.

Kwoyelo is appearing before Justice Susan Okalany who has informed him that at this pre-trial stage he cannot plead to the said charges;

Rather its the prosecution that is  disclosing it’s intended evidence and exhibits against him, which  the court will  examine and determine  whether it is  sufficient to sustain the said charges for  trial.

Justice Okalany will then proceed  to confirm the said charges against Kwoyelo,  and send the case file to a panel of three Justices of the International Crimes Division court, who have the powers to try him.

Kwoyelo  was captured in  2009 from DRC  and  faces charges of murder, hostage taking , kidnap with intent to murder, aggravated robbery among others.

Prosecution States  that between 1993 and 2005 in the present day Amuru district in Northern Uganda,  Kwoyelo  with others still at large being a commander of  the LRA directed an attack to murder and kidnap civilians who were taking no active part in the hostilities.


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