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Crime Does Not Pay: Ugandan LRA Rebel Commander To Be Sentenced By ICC For War Crimes in Uganda

Dominic Ogweny | Photo | Courtesy

Uganda is one of the East African countries that has had to endure the devastatingly negative effects of rebel activities. The rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) have been operating in Northern Uganda after launching an offensive against the government of President Yoweri Museveni.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is set to sentence one of the LRA's commanders for crimes against humanity. Dominic Ogweny, 45, is facing 61 charges that include, child abduction, murders, rape, and sex slavery.

Joseph Kony | Photo | Courtesy

The ICC normally imprisons the accused of a period not less than 30 years, however, for Dominic's case, the prosecutors have requested a relatively low jail term (20 years) considering Dominic was a schoolboy before he was abducted and forced to become a child soldier.

The LRA was founded by a fugitive, Joseph Kony, who spread the barbaric activities of his organization to neighboring countries such as DR Congo, Central African Republic, and South Sudan.

The LRA is known for abducting children, mainly boys, and turning them into child soldiers to achieve their evil purpose. Up to now, Joseph Kony has never been arrested, although, the Ugandan government has been on hot pursuit against him.

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