ICC sentences Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army leader to 25 years

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Former child soldier Dominic Ongwen committed crimes against humanity as commander in cult

The international criminal court has sentenced a former militia leader and child soldier from Uganda to 25 years in prison after he was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity in a landmark judgment.

The presiding judge, Bertram Schmitt, said the panel of judges had considered sentencing Dominic Ongwen to life imprisonment, the court’s harshest punishment, but had sided against it due to the defendant’s own personal suffering.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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