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Ongwen Case: First Witness & Footage of Trial

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Alleged former Commander in the Sinia Brigade of the LRA, Dominic Ongwen. © HRW

The first witness in the trial in the case The Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court (ICC), Professor Tim Allen, presented his testimony Monday, 16 January 2017.

On 6 and 7 December 2016, the trial in the case The Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen opened before the Trial Chamber IX at the seat of the Court in The Hague. Alleged former Commander in the Sinia Brigade of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Ongwen is accused of 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity related to attacks against civilians in former IDP camps of Lukodi, Pajule, Odek and Abok between October 2003 and June 2004, including; murder and attempted murder; rape; sexual slavery; forced marriage; torture; cruel treatment of civilian and other inhumane acts; enslavement; outrage upon personal dignity; conscription and use of children under the age of 15 to participate actively in hostilities; pillaging; destruction of property and persecution. Mr Ongwen was transferred to the Court’s custody on 21 January 2015 pursuant to an ICC warrant of arrest.

For video footage of Monday’s hearing (16 January 2017) for media broadcast, click here.

(Source: Human Rights Watch, ICC)

enclosure:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/r12v16we1ptycc8/170116_Ongwen_first_witness.mp4?dl=0 0 video/mp4

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