An LRA Commander Captured

In 2005, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for Dominic Ongwen for crimes against humanity and war crimes. On January 6, 2015, US military advisers working with the African Union Regional Task Force captured Ongwen into their custody. US, Ugandan, and Central African authorities are negotiating Ongwen’s fate, media reports say. With Ongwen in custody, the door is open for victims of the Lord's Resistance Army's (LRA) crimes to see some long-awaited justice. He should be transferred to the ICC, which has a warrant for his arrest. Ongwen, who is originally from northern Uganda, was a commander of the LRA, an armed group led by the Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, whom many of you have heard about, that has killed, maimed, and abducted thousands of civilians, many of them children, in remote regions of northern Uganda, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, and the Central African Republic for over two decades. What do you hope from this? Should he be taken to the ICC?

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