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Ongwen sister worried over brother's trial at the ICC

Ongwen sister worried over brother's trial at the ICC

Uganda

The fate of One of the supports of the former commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Dominic Ongwen has continued to affect his sister as the trial continues at the ICC.

Today Onwgen sister, Lily Atong lives peacefully in a small house in a village, she had a difficult childhood.

Ongwen was taken away from her while she was just a teenager, he has since then been a companion of Joseph Kony, leader of the LRA.

This is not just not nice that very little of the commanders of the LRA are behind bars. And that the senior officials walk in the street freely.

“This is not just not nice that very little of the commanders of the LRA are behind bars. And that the senior officials walk in the street freely. While in the bush, they were the ones who ordered the Young ones as Dominic Ongwen, they are not pursued. This is not good,” she said.

Dominic Ongwen is accused of 70 war crimes and crimes against humanity including slavery, rape, torture and the recruitment of child soldiers. Kenneth Kaunda was part of these children. He was taken at the age of 13 years and is glad to see Ongwen on the bench of the ICC.

“You do things to save your life, because when you are in this kind of situations , even your friends will pull away. You see people eat as pigs. The whole world… All these persons have a broken heart. And after you ask: “Will I survive,“said kenneth Kaunda former member of LRA.

Ongwen told the ICC that he was a boy when he was abducted by the notoriously ruthless rebel cult but the international court rejects his plea saying he is “guilty of crimes committed when he was adult.

He is accused of leading attacks on four camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in northern Uganda, murdering and torturing civilians, and forcing women into marriage and children to take part in the fighting.

But he told the court the charges should be brought against the LRA and its leader Joseph Kony, not him.

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