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Ongwen's ICC trial resumes at the Hague

Ongwen's ICC trial resumes at the Hague

Netherlands

The trial of former Lord`s Resistance Army (LRA) commander Dominic Ongwen resumed at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday.

Ongwen has been charged with seventy counts of crimes against humanity before the Hague based court.

He faces charges of rape, murder, forced marriage and the use of child soldiers.

Ongwen, 41, is the first former child soldier to be tried by the ICC for his role in the notorious rebel group led by the elusive Joseph Kony.

LRA launched a bloody rebellion against Kampala some three decades ago seeking to impose its own version of the Ten Commandments on northern Uganda.

During his opening trial on the 6th of December 2016 Ongwen pleaded not guilty to the charges before the court.

Ongwen surrendered himself to US forces in 2015. But Kony remains at large with about 150 followers hiding out in the jungles of the Central African Republic.

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