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Mixed reactions to the start of the Dominic Ongwen hearing

People follow the live transmission of the hearing of Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Rebel Commander, Dominic Ongwen, from the Lukodi disctrict of Gulu, on January 21, 2016.
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 14:59

It’s been a year in the making. 21 January 2016 marked the start of the confirmation of charges hearings against Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court. Ongwen was surrendered to the Court almost a year ago, and his hearing has been one of the most discussed and anticipated over the last few months.
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Prosecution paints picture of child soldier turned perpetrator in Ongwen case

Journalists covering the Ongwen trial
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 16:55

Instead of shying away from the elephant in the room at Thursday's confirmation of charges hearing of accused Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen, the prosecution tackled one of the most sensitive points of the case head on: that Ongwen was himself abducted and forced to become a child soldier.

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Why is the Uganda situation at the ICC?

Why is the ICC situation at the ICC?
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 08:51

The next in our series of long-form infocomics about the situations at the International Criminal Court. In 2003, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni presented an official referral to the ICC for the crimes allegedly committed by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). One of the LRA's leaders, Dominic Ongwen, is now in ICC custody in The Hague.

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Kato Vincent

You must act in a justice manner to all countries but no only focusing on Africans.Did you see what Obama and the friends did in Libya?

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 12:36
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omarokwenda fra...

Otti isnot guilty by all means that y he surrendered himself willingly.

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 10:06
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young management

icc why only African leaders

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 08:44
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Ongwen ICC trial: Ugandans have other things on their mind

High Court in Gulu, Uganda
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 09:32

There are only two months to go before Dominic Ongwen, the former Lord's Resistance Army commander in Uganda, starts his pre-trial process at the ICC. He’s charged with more counts than any other person so far at the ICC.

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Mercy Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 13:00
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Mercy

What will you do if at 10years old you are given your brother, uncle, sister or mother to kill in order to survive, what will your life after be like? We have a court in GULU where he can be tried, Why the Hague? There's so many unanswered questions that the ICC court should answer and know before trying Ongwen!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 13:00
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Inziku Tom

Ongwen,should be forgiven on grounds that he was abducted when he was very young.He had nothing in the bush but strictly following orders from above.Imagine were in his shoes that time....Please forgive him.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 09:36
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joe mayom

we should've understood how he join the (LRA) if by his willing then he should icc lows if not then we free him and this may being other rebes from the buse.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 05:58
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OJOK RICHARD OTIM

Whats Ongwen did can equillized with the arms the have done to the peoples of Northern Uganda. So the court have to consider both sides. Forgiveness will be highly appreciated!!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 05:23
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OWENYI CHRISTOPHER

Ongwen Must Be Set Free Because It Was Not His Own Making But The Instruction Of His Boss As The Saying Goes, 'A Boss' Request Is A Command.'

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 05:22
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SIMON EKOTU

People lets protect our lives before the govt protects us.it becomes a little stupid to just sit and say the govt is there to protect me yet ur seeing danger infront of you.that man did more harm to the inoscent children.he was abducted alive and up to today he is still alive.now the question is why did he kill yet 4 him was not killed? he must face it no explanation about that.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 05:08
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sam

Dominic was abducted forcefully,but he came out willingly and calmly,he already asked for forgiveness acknowledging his crimes.But ask your self before judging the innocent man,you are abducted and watched horror happens to the people you know,some even your relatives and friends at a age of 10, completely brain washed at that age,Is there anything good you can do in such a situation??

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 04:41
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Nyero julius

Ongwen must face trial why did he wait to be abducted and yet he had an oportunity to come back home before that pressure was mounted on them.Many abductees came back home and were given AMNESTY,they should give him either life imprisonment or death cos we have lost our innocent people and back wordness in development of our region.

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 19:23
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JACK BONGO DEBONGO

By gone is by gone leave me alone.

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 19:04
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Odongto

Ongwen should be left free for Uganda government have done more worst intentionally than Ongwen who was doing under instructions for the fear of his life; look at the way police are killing innocent civilians, the UPDF shooting people from their own land in Apaa, and many more cases

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 17:46
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AMPAIRE DAGLAS

Actually ongweni should be under sentenced c'z he waz 2 avert from KONY'S family

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 14:39
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olam jimmy

uganda gov't is suppossed to be asked if it protected the children like me and ongwen .If it did so how did we end up in the hands of the rebel.icc should understand that once abducted you had to follow what your told to do if not you loose life.

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 10:48
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Harriet Ssali

Ongwen has already admitted to the crimes but the real issue is the one of being abducted as a child and whether that fact exonerates him. That's it.

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 08:27
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JOHN SIMON EPIKU

We MUST first of all understand how Ogwen ended up in the hands of LRA,was it his own interest or he was abducted? How many children got missing by the time Ogwen was also missing? How did Ogwen came out of the bush? We Ugandan's we MUST get United and we follow our mind,understand,forgive and forget what Ogwen did out of his abductee orders.

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 18:36
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Additional Ongwen charges showcase OTP strategy

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 08:15

Last week, the Office of the Prosecutor announced that it’s planning to add 60 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity against former Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen. With a total of 67 counts, Ongwen is the latest, and most obvious, example of the new approach of Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.

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Opiyo Joseph

He was abducted at a age of a child who don't know what is bad & good at that time & should have been protected by his own government not to be abducted by LRA under the same law which is against him now after surrendering at an adult age that's regarded as a stage of maturity for knowing what is bad & what is good.

This case is going to be a boom-range to backfire to the government who should have defended Dominic Ongwen not to be abducted & a counter-claim suits will be filled against the plaintiff.

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 13:30
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Forgiveness in northern Uganda: “I expected Dominic Ongwen to get amnesty like me”

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 16:57

A former child soldier who was abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army recounts his experiences fighting for eight years with the rebels. When he managed to escape, he was forgiven by his community, and he believes Dominic Ongwen should be forgiven too.

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slyvester jesse...Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 21:32
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slyvester jesse...

Dominic need to be forgiven cause he was very small and new nothing.

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 21:31
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my is robert tanga

but like me i my lost our brother at there school,and after our hut was bunt.we never ask any one but we still alive going on. but the only think is forgiveness is the key of ever thing in the world in the bible say forgive 7time 7oo

Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 16:59
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my is robert tanga

now like if you ask him.what was the fight all about? and was the opp not fighting all where use guns.

Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 16:44
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owor joseph asyep

dominic was not responsible for his abduction, but the government that failed to protect him at that age is? what do you expect a 14 year old to do to bloody hungry men at his age

Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 11:00
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Kato Mathias

Need For Justice

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 23:30
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An in situ trial of LRA’s Ongwen in northern Uganda would be great news

Dominic Ongwen at the ICC
Friday, July 24, 2015 - 10:57

The International Criminal Court has said Dominic Ongwen, the former commander of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), might be flown to Uganda for the opening of the confirmation charges.

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Opinion: ICC shouldn’t use witness intimidation as scapegoat for Ogwen prosecution

Dominic Ongwen at the ICC
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 09:25

A contributor from Uganda is amused and puzzled by the warning issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) about witness intimidation and interference in the north of his country. The warning comes ahead of the eagerly awaited trial of Dominic Ongwen, the former commander of the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

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Ongwen Update

Dominic Ongwen at the ICC
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 13:04

As Dominic Ongwen sat in the docks of the International Criminal Court for the second time in his life, anticipation was high for the “additional charges” that the Office of the Prosecutor had hinted at last time around. But an unsatisfied judge Cuno Tarfusser laid into the prosecution for its vagueness and tardiness during an otherwise uneventful status conference.

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Lawyer: Ongwen will plead not guilty

Dominic Ongwen's defence team outside of the ICC
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 16:20

Dominic Ongwen will plead not guilty at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Justice Hub spoke to Krispis Ayena Odongo, lawyer of the alleged LRA commander and ex-child soldier after today’s status conference.

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Esau

Dominic is innocent, its the ugandan gov't/ UPDF to be charged because they failed to protect Dominic( who was ten years by then) from being abducted by the LRA.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 20:42
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Okello TimothyTuesday, May 26, 2015 - 14:32
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Okullo Jasper

Though Ongwen is pleading not guilty at this time that he's alive, Why didnt he escape during the time of amnesty, & instead wait during war & after a defeat that he comes out under the pretex of surrendering. This then if defeated the bythen war Ongwen would not come out that today he now pretex it a "surrender"!!!

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 19:44
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Wilfred

I do not see any thing that ICC should try Ongwen for until the current government on Uganda cease and the real truth of suffering in northern Uganda and what took place is revealed

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 07:34
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KOMAKECH Robert Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 10:07
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Benard

Just bring Ongwen hia in Uganda and Kill him live by cutting him the way he did to our pipo.i can see he is eating,sleeping,dressing well dea as an Officer yet he is a killer

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 09:04
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omara

Some people were abducted at the age of eight,but they managed to find their way back home.ongwen was abducted at the age of ten,what did he do,let juctice be planted

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 08:40
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Anonymous

As far as all that is concerned. there places that are not mentioned in teso region that we lost our dear'ones! if ongwen is left and yet we a in pain it's only God to answer our prayers and not the "ICC". and Musa Ecueru, Mike Mukula And all itesot were like the acholi who are trying to blindfold the "ICC" Uganda would now be like SOMALIA, in my view ongwen new what he was doing.we had p'ple who were abducted and found their ways buck home who was he?

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 06:39
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Anonymous

personally i have been to Lukodi massacre site and its clear that the community do not wish to open an old wound of 11 years. Otherwise Ugandan government may have to answer the hard asked question by the community , 'why it failed to protect them.'

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 23:04
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Anonymous

Ogwen is not to blame,coz the age at which he was abducted makes him a minor and what ever he ended up doing was out of trauma and manipulation of a child.the blame should be directed to those who captured and brain washed him.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 18:20
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hilda

Now that Ongwen and other LRA commanders are being accused of the atrocities in east n northern uganda can govt also bring to book all the UPDF commanders who were in these regions at the time to speak for themselves abt what transpired then

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 15:02
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Elizabeth

Much as Dominic Ongwen was abducted at a tender age, why didn't he come out the time the govt of Uganda declared amnesty for all, there are some of us who are victims of the circumstance, we are left homeless, losing all the relatives in their hands, the pain cant go away, it haunts us to-date; will only feel joy if Ongwen is paid the same he did to the people of Northern Uganda!! I wish the all world would understand the pain The northern Uganda got in the hands of Ongwen, then he wouldn't be given that time of pleading guilty at whatsoever!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 14:21
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Akello

In war both sides are resposible, If true the atrocities in northern uganda were done by the LRA where was UPDF in all these? Are they trying to say that LRA was so powerful that they couldnt face them or they actually had alot to do with the masacres just to blame it on the LRA. Not forgetting that northern uganda was a condemned region.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 14:11
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Otim Patrick

Yesterday, I documented the commemoration of the Lukodi massacre where 54 victims were murdered and the clear message was that what happened can't be reversed and trying to think about it only hurts more. Why not deal with frameworks that will ensure non- repetition of such? I am sure going on the ground 11 years after will only be met with rude reactions from the community because they were not protected by the authority that be. Of what help will this be to the community? Do they understand your justice or they have their own?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 07:38
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Anonymous

Dominic Ongwen Has To Accuse Govt Of Failing To Secure Him By The Time He Was Abducted.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 07:22
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