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International Criminal Court Urges Several African Nations to Arrest Joseph Kony


The International Criminal Court is reminding the governments of three African nations about their obligation to arrest Joseph Kony, leader of the Rebel Lord’s Resistance army in Uganda. The ICC has issued a statement following yesterday’s announcement by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. Mr. Museveni said he would guarantee Kony’s safety if he ended the long civil war by July. Sandra Khadouri is a press officer at the International Criminal Court at The Hague. She reads to VOA’s English to Africa Service the statement issued on Joseph Kony. “The Governments of Uganda, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo are obligated to give effect to the arrest warrants and we’re confident they will honor their joint commitment to do so. The ICC warrants name Joseph Kony, Vincent Otti, Okot Odhiambo, Dominic Ongwen and Raska Lukwiya. Each is charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in Uganda since July 2002 in the context of a 20 year campaign of brutality against civilians.”

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