Former LRA Commander, Thomas Kwoyelo’s Trial Commences in Gulu
The long-awaited trial of former LRA Commander Thomas Kwoyelo kicked off today at the International Crimes Division of the High Court in Gulu district.
Kwoyelo is facing 93 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, arising out of atrocities committed while commanding LRA operations in Kilak Hill from which Abera and Pagak villages, and Pabbo, internally displaced persons’ camp in Amuru district, were attacked and destroyed between 1993 and 2005.
The prosecution alleges that Kwoyelo willfully commanded systematic, inhumane attacks on civilians who were raped, Kidnapped, murdered, enslaved, tortured and imprisoned.
A panel of three High Court Judges; Jane Persis Kiggundu, Michael Elubu and Duncan Gaswaga is presiding over the historic trial, which commenced with the inspection of the guard of honour commanded by Bosco Nyangkol, the operations Commander of Gulu Central Police Station.