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Hague prosecutors seek trial of Lord’s Resistance Army ex-commander

A former senior rebel commander from the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda is appearing before the International Criminal Court this Thursday for a hearing to decide whether his war crimes trial should go ahead. Dominic Ongwen, who gave himself up in the Central African Republic in January 2015 after years on the run, is accused of participating in the Lord’s Resistance Army ‘s alleged crimes, including kidnapping and the enslavement Under its chief Joseph Kony, rebel group first took up arms against Uganda in the 1980s, gaining a reputation for massacres and mutilating victims.Prosecutors accuse Ongwen of planning or directly leading attacks against four camps in northern Uganda in 2003 and 2004 as well as of kidnapping children to serve as soldiers, forced

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