Friday, June 17, 2005

Arrest Warrents Sought in Uganda

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court,Luis Moreno Ocampo, s seeking his first arrest warrants, for the head of Uganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army and one of his deputies.

The LRA has been fighting President Yoweri Museveni's secular government since 1988, ostensibly to replace it with one based on the biblical Ten Commandments.

The rebellion has killed tens of thousands of people, mainly civilians, and displaced more than 1.6 million others.

The LRA is notorious for its brutality towards the civilian population in the region, many of whom have been killed, maimed or abducted. Kidnapped children are pressed into service as soldiers or sex slaves.


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