JULY 29, 2009: Former LRA Commander on Trial

Test Case for Ugandan Justice - Kampala Puts Former LRA Commander On Trial - But Not for War Crimes


By: Bill Oketch

Gulu — The country's ability to try those accused of war crimes by itself will be put to the test in August, when Thomas Kwoyelo becomes the first former commander of the Lord's Resistance Army, LRA, to appear before magistrates in the country.

However, in order to speed up the legal process, he is not being officially charged with war crimes, but with the lesser offence of kidnap with intent to murder...

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