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Dominic Ongwen hires new defense lawyer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dominic Ongwen, one of the former top commanders of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA has appointed a new defense lawyer to represent him at The Hague-based International Criminal Court in the Netherlands. Ogwen picked Charles Achaleke Taku, a Cameroonian lawyer early this month in what seemed …

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Dominic Ongwen pleads for psychosocial support

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dominic Ongwen has pleaded with the International Criminal Court-ICC to offer him psychosocial support instead of 25 years imprisonment. Ongwen, the former Commander of the Sinia Brigade of the Lord’s Resistance Army–LRA was on May 6, 2021, sentenced to 25 years in jail by the International …

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Dominic Ongwen’s appeal hearing scheduled for next month

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Criminal Court-ICC Appeals Chamber has fixed February 14 to 18, for hearing the oral submissions and observations on the appeal against the conviction and sentencing of Dominic Ongwen. The ICC sentenced the former Sinia Brigade Commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA, Ongwen on …

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Abok massacre survivors push for compensation

Oyam, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Victims of the Abok camp massacre in Oyam district are crying out to the government for help. On June 8, 2004, a group of 100 LRA rebels led by Dominic Ongwen attacked a camp for Internally Displaced People-IDP at Abok in Ngai sub county, killing …

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ICC extends deadline for Dominic Ongwen’s appeal on sentence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Criminal Court Appeals Chamber has extended the deadline for Dominic Ongwen to file the notice of appeal and the appeal brief against the sentence of the Trial Chamber IX. ICC sentenced the former Sinia brigade commander under the Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA on May …

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Acholi clerics welcome Dominic Ongwen’s 25 year sentence

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Religious leaders in Acholi Sub Region are pleased with the International Criminal Court`s judgement for handing a 25-year jail sentence to Dominic Ongwen , the former commander of the Lord`s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group.  The panel of three judges comprised of Peter Kouvacs, Raul …

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Pajule town council residents welcome Ongwen’s 25 year jail sentence

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Pajule town council and Bongtiko sub-county in Pader district have reacted to the 25 year jail sentence handed to former Lord’s Resistance Army rebel commander Dominic Ongwen by the International Criminal Court-ICC Judges. The joint sentence was delivered by the ICC presiding judge …

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Ongwen asks ICC to spare him from ‘further’ imprisonment

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Dominic Ongwen, a former Commander in the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army has asked the International Criminal Court-ICC to spare him from further imprisonment since he has already spent a great part of his life from childhood in “prison”. Appearing at The Hague based court on …

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