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    Uganda to receive live coverage of warlord Ongwen’s ICC trial

    APA-Kampala (Uganda)

    The International Criminal Court and the Danish Embassy in Uganda are partnering to provide residents of northern Uganda with television and radio sets as well as portable generators and public address systems to enable them follow proceedings of the trial of the former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander Dominic Ongwen.

    The €210,000 project, dubbed “Access to Justice” will see video screens erected in 23 communities including the home of Dominic Ongwen whose trial has began at the Hague in the Netherlands.

    International Criminal Court Registrar Herman Von Hebel and the Danish Ambassador to Uganda Morgens Pedersen on Monday signed an agreement to launch the project in Kampala as part of events marking International Justice Day.

    Von Bebel told the media that the project is to ensure victims and affected communities of the LRA insurgency get full access to the trial.

    Ongwen is currently facing trial for the atrocities the LRA rebels committed in Northern Uganda, at the ICC.

    He was charged with 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

    The charges are in connection to the sexual and gender-based offences committed by the rebels and his responsibility in the attacks on IDP camps.


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