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Closing statements in Ongwen trial trigger war memories in Gulu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The closing statements in the trial of former rebel Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA Commander, Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court-ICC evoked memories of the two-decade insurgency in Northern Uganda. It follows the live streaming of the concluding arguments on Ongwen’s trial which is being …

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Ongwen’s lawyer cites intimidation of witnesses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some of the witnesses who testified in the trial of Dominic Ongwen, a former commander in the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA have complained of intimidation while others are too scared to testify, according to the defense team. Ongwen’s lead lawyer, Krispus Ayena Odongo told the …

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Expectations of LRA victims overwhelms ICC, 16 Years later

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Criminal Court – ICC continues to enjoy mixed fortunes in its works in Uganda, the first country to refer a situation back in 2003. Sixteen years later, only Dominic Ongwen, one of the five indicted top LRA Commanders has surrendered to the …

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Detention of Ongwen lead lawyer will not affect trial-ICC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The detention of the lead lawyer of Dominic Ongwen, the former commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) standing trial at the International Criminal Court is insignificant to the progress of the trial. Krispus Ayena Odongo, the lead lawyer in the defence team representing …

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ICC drops arrest warrants against two LRA commanders

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 …

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Ongwen trial: Defense team seeks reductions in court appearance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The defense team of former Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen is protesting addition of a week of trial on Ongwen’s trial days for June. They say the added days will overwhelm his vulnerable mental health condition and endanger his treatment and recovery. Ongwen …

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Dominic Ongwen’s defense to conclude submissions in October

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Defense team of Dominic Ongwen is expected to conclude its submission in October this year, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has said. Ongwen, the former commander of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA faces a historic 70 counts of sexual and gender-based violence, war crimes …

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Ongwen trial: Witness says UPDF mistakenly attacked Abok IDP camp

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A former member of the Amuka militia group has said that government soldiers mistakenly attacked and killed civilians and burned their homes in the Abok internally displaced people’s (IDP) camp. The militia fought alongside the Uganda People’s Defence Force-UPDF during the LRA insurgency. Witness D-121 …

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Dominic Ongwen’s pre-trial resumes at The Hague

Dominic Ongwen, the former top commander of the Lord’s Resistance Movement (LRA) is expected back in the Pre-Trial Chamber II at the International Criminal Court in The Hague for the confirmation of charges hearing. The five-day session started on Jan.21 and is expected to go on until Jan.27. It will …

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