ICC Opens Pre-Trial Hearing Of Uganda Rebel Leader
The International Criminal Court opened hearing to ascertain whether former Lord’s Resistance Army rebel commander Dominic Ongwen should face a trial. Ongwen faces 70 charges of war crimes which include keeping sex slaves and recruiting child soldiers committed in northern Uganda between 2002 and 2005.
The prosecutors at International Criminal Court are still laying out their case to make the point that Ongwen is responsible for all the heinous crimes he is alleged to have committed. His Pre-trial appearance in court is being vigilantly observed by locals and leaders in northern Uganda. Furthermore, it is significant to mention here that this is a first major hearing for the leader of Lord’s Resistance Army with groups such as Human Rights Watch labeling it a positive step for accountability in war crimes.