Sunday, 25 January 2015

LRA Rebel, Set for War Crimes Trial, Was a Child Soldier - ABC News

LRA Rebel, Set for War Crimes Trial, Was a Child Soldier - ABC News

Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen, who arrived Wednesday in The Hague to stand trial at the International Criminal Court, is remembered by his grandmother as a victim himself, having been kidnapped as a boy by the LRA and turned into a child soldier.

Ongwen's grandmother Anna Angeeyo, 80, told Uganda's Daily Monitor newspaper that she last saw him in 1990 as "an innocent and quiet" boy "who liked digging." Ongwen was abducted by the LRA as he came back from a primary school in northern Uganda, she said.
While in the custody of the Ugandan army last week, Ongwen was videotaped describing his experiences with the LRA and its top commander, Joseph Kony, a wanted war criminal. The video, shot by the Ugandan military, was obtained by The Associated Press...
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