ICC Drops Arrest Warrants Against Senior LRA Commanders

International Criminal Court(ICC) has dropped arrest warrants against top Lord`s Resistance Army(LRA) rebel group commanders.

They are Okot Odhiambo and Raska Lukwiya, the two were part of the five LRA commanders—Vincent Otti, Joseph Kony and Dominic Ongwen. They have been on the ICC’s wanted list since 2005 for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Northern Uganda.

Maria Kamara Mabinty, the ICC Outreach Officer for Uganda disclosed on Monday last week that the court has effectively been dropped the arrest warrants after it found satisfactory evidence that the accused are dead.

Mabinty told journalists during a press briefing at Northern Uganda Media Club (NUMEC) that arrest warrants against LRA leader Joseph Kony, however remains.

Dominic Ongwen is the only LRA commander among the five who was apprehended in 2015 and undergoing trial before ICC.

Ongwen is facing 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Pajule, Abok, Odek and Lukodi Internally Displaced Persons Camp between 2002 and 2005.