ICC Allows Hearing on Joseph Kony’s Charges Despite His Absence

Judges at the International Crime Court (ICC) have decided that prosecutors can move forward with a hearing on charges against Joseph Kony, even though he’s not present.

Kony led the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), known for abducting children to use as soldiers or sex slaves.

He faces accusations of war crimes and crimes against humanity, with the hearing set for October 15th.

Kony formed the LRA in Uganda, claiming to fight for a government based on the Ten Commandments. Despite an arrest warrant issued in 2005, he has avoided capture.

Last week, the ICC granted €52m in reparations to victims of LRA commander Dominic Ongwen.

(Source: BBC)


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