Forced Wives Among 121 Witnesses Against Ongwen

8/23/2017

Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have endorsed 121 witnesses to pin Dominic Ongwen, a former child soldier turned rebel commander accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity in northern Uganda.

On January 16, the ICC prosecutors presented their case against Ongwen whose trial commenced on December 6, 2016, and is on-going at the seat of the court in The Hague, Netherlands.

The trial is one of the most significant in ICC's 15-year history, and raises difficult questions of responsibility and blame.

Ongwen, 41, the alleged commander of the Sinia Brigade under the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels, is charged with 70 counts of war crimes, crimes against humanity and gender-related crimes.

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