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ICC allows in absentia hearings in case against Ugandan warlord Kony

ICC allows in absentia hearings in case against Ugandan warlord Kony

JUDGES at the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled that prosecutors can bring a hearing on charges against fugitive Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony in his absence on October 15. Kony, the founder and leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), is the ICC's longest-standing fugitive. An arrest warrant was issued against him in 2005. ICC prosecutors are looking to charge Kony with 36 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity including murder, rape, using child soldiers, sexual slavery, forced marriage and forced pregnancy. Led by the now 62-year-old Kony, the LRA sowed fear among Ugandans for nearly 20 years as…
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