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Lengthy jail term for LRA's Ongweny

45 year old Dominic Ongweny was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment by the ICC after it found him guilty of 61 charges among them rape, murder and sexual enslavement. Ongweny, a former child abductee who later become one of the top commanders of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), famously went by the alias "White Ant" during the attacks by his soldiers on refugee camps in Northern Uganda.

"I am before this international court, with so many charges, and yet I am the first victim of child abduction. What happened to me I do not even believe happened to Jesus Christ" Ongweny said.

He told the court the LRA forced him to eat beans soaked in the blood of the first people he was made to kill as part of a brutal initiation following his abduction aged 9.

The LRA, a Ugandan rebellion which has now been largely wiped out was formed over 30 years ago.

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