121 witnesses to testify against LRA rebel commander, Dominic Ongwen
- Prosecution at the International Criminal Court-ICC has endorsed 121 witnesses to pin former Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA commander , Dominic Ongwen. Ongwen, 41, the alleged commander of the Sinia Brigade, is charged with 70 counts of war crimes, crimes against humanity and sexual crimes. He is accused of masterminding atrocities in which hundreds of lives were lost in Lukodi, Odek and Pajule Internally Displaced People’s camps.
Dahirou Sant-Anna, the ICC International Cooperation Adviser says seven of the witnesses were forced wives of Dominic Ongwen while others were drawn from contextual victims, expert witnesses, Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF personnel and former LRA insiders.