The child whose gender has been concealed was conceived during the second leg of a private family visit his wife and children made to him last year from the custody of the International Criminal Courts ICC Detention Center.
The fund says the operation of the center will be handed over to the control and funding of Gulu Regional Referral Hospital. The center manufactures and repairs artificial prosthetic limbs for amputated victims of the Lords Resistance Army-LRA conflict in Northern Uganda
Beth Lyons, a member of the defence team says that Ongwen acted under duress in the face of very severe threats to his life. Beth cautioned The Hague based Court to be extra cautious when deciding Ongwens fate since he was equally a victim of the Ugandan politics.
According to Ayena, the camps became soft targets for LRA rebels who were looking for livelihood and weapons. After forcing people from their villages into concentrated camps were the LRA previously derived food and other necessity, the only gateway to such livelihood including food became attacking the military rings around the camps, Ayena said.
Krispus Ayena Odongo, Dominic Ongwens lead counsel, who told the court that Ongwen became brutal after he was indoctrinated to believe that killing was the only strategy to stay or remain alive while in the LRA ranks.
Ongwens diagnosis came after several failed attempts by lawyers to convince The Hague based Court that the traumatic experiences from the LRA-led war in Northern Uganda make Dominic Ongwen mentally unfit to stand trial for War crimes and Crimes against humanity.
Ongwen, indicted for the most number of war crimes and crimes against humanity is facing up to 70 charges at The Hague based International court. The charges relate to attacks on civilians who had sought government protections in Lukodi, Pajule, Abok and Odek internally displaced persons camps in Northern Uganda between 1st July 2002 and 31st December 2005.