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ICC Finds Former LRA Commander and Child Soldier Guilty of War Crimes

HeadlineFeb 04, 2021

The International Criminal Court has convicted Dominic Ongwen, a former commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda, of war crimes and crimes against humanity in its first conviction of an LRA leader. Ongwen was himself abducted and turned into a child soldier by the rebel group before eventually becoming deputy to LRA commander Joseph Kony. The LRA was most active in Uganda from the mid-1990s to 2005. The U.N. estimates the rebel group killed over 100,000 people and abducted 60,000 children.

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