ICC Postpones Date For Dominic Ongwen Judgement
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has pushed the date it will deliver judgement in a case where the alleged former senior Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel commander is accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The Hague based court had set January 12, 2021, as date for delivery if the judgement. However, in a press statement released by the ICC on November 30, the court said date for the judgement has been pushed to February 4, 2021.
Ongwen, the alleged Commander of the Sinia Brigade is the only senior LRA Commander facing trial before the ICC in relation to the atrocities committed against civilian populations in northern Uganda.
He has spent close to six years at the ICC detention facility in The Hague.
He is accused of 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
He denied all the charges.
He was among the five LRA Commanders indicted for war crimes and crimes and crimes and crimes against.
Others are the LRA Chief Joseph Kony and his deputy Vincent Otti, Raska Lukwiya and Okot Odhiambo.
However, the arrest warrants against Raska Lukwiya and Okot Odhiambo were dropped and forensic tests concluded that there were killed during encounters with the Ugandan security forces.