The Hague: Ugandan rebel pleads not guilty to rape, murder charges

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December 6, 2016
Colorado Springs Gazette    
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"An alleged senior commander in the militia of fugitive warlord Joseph Kony pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 70 charges including murder, rape, forced marriages and using child soldiers during the group's insurgency in northern Uganda. Dominic Ongwen, whom prosecutors say is a commander in the Lord's Resistance Army, listened intently as an official at the International Criminal Court in The Hague read out 70 charges. 'In the name of God, I deny all these charges,' he replied. ... Ongwen was himself abducted as a 14-year-old and forced to fight with Kony's forces before rising through the ranks to allegedly become commander of the LRA's Sinia brigade." (12/06/16)  

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