Media reports indicate that Otti was killed by Kony for allegedly spying for the Government. Isaac Okwir, who works for the Justice and Reconciliation project, asked why court has delayed to confirm Ottis death yet some people who returned from the bush claim to have witnessed the brutal killing.
According to Adek, although Kony didnt transform, his eyes would turn red and on many cases he would foretell especially danger. Adek says Kony warned his troops to vacate certain places and not to go there and all these things came to happen
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.
Bemba had been convicted by trial chamber III of the International Criminal Court in 2016 and sentenced to 18 years in prison. He had been found guilty of a devastating campaign of rape, murder and torture in the Central African Republic.
Pius Bigirimana, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Gender made the call in reference to Article XI of the Chemical Weapons Convention which speaks about achieving Economic and Technological Development through substantial assistance to non-possessor States in order to enable them to develop chemical capacity and Industry.
Judges ordered the that the sentence be served consecutively to Bembas existing 18 year sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Central African Republic between October 2002 and March 2003.
The evidence shows that, in each case, Dominic Ongwen played a prominent role in the planning and execution of the four attacks. For all of them, save Pajule, he did so as the commander of one of the four principal operational units of the LRA, the Sinia brigade.
Jean Pierre Bemba will serve 16 years for murder as a war crime, 16 years for murder as a crime against humanity, 18 years for rape as a war crime, 18 years of imprisonment for rape as a crime against humanity and 16 years for pillaging as a war crime. The sentences imposed shall run concurrently.
The Trial Chamber is responsible for the conduct of trial proceedings and is adopting all the necessary procedures to ensure that the trial is fair and expeditious. The judges will schedule a date for the opening of the respective trials in due course, a statement issued this afternoon by the ICC states.
In a statement released by a Single Judge Ekaterina Trendafilova, the ICC chambers deemed it important to separate Ogwen from his accomplices Vincent Otti, Okot Odhiambo and Joseph Kony to prevent the stagnation of the pretrial.
Dominic Ongwen lunged into what may be the backbone of his defence, stating that he was a victim of the LRA atrocities, having been abducted at the age of 14 years. He also told court that he was unemployed, in response to a question about his profession.