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ICC drops arrest warrants against two LRA commanders

FILE PHOTO: ICC outreach officer for Uganda Maria Kamara Mabinty.

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Criminal Court-ICC has dropped arrest warrants against two top commanders of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA.   They are Okot Odhiambo and Raska Lukwiya.

The two were part of the five LRA commanders indicted by ICC for war crimes and crimes against humanity in 2005. The others are Vincent Otti, Joseph Kony and Dominic Ongwen

Maria Kamara Mabinty, the ICC Outreach Officer for Uganda told journalists on Monday evening that ICC dropped the arrest warrants after receiving satisfactory evidence that the accused are deceased.

She, however, said ICC is still investigating reports that Vincent Otti was brutally killed about ten years ago by the LRA leader, Joseph Kony.

Maria says the arrest warrants against Otti and Kony are still active. Dominic Ongwen is the only LRA Commander standing trial before ICC.

He is battling 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity reportedly committed by LRA in Pajule Abok, Odek and Lukodi Internally Displaced Persons Camp between 2002 and 2005.



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