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6 May 2021

Dominic Ongwen: Former Ugandan child soldier sentenced to 25 years in jail

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

A former Ugandan child soldier who became a rebel commander has been sentenced to 25 years in jail for war crimes at the International Criminal Court.

The judges said they had not handed Dominic Ongwen a life sentence, because of his own suffering as a child. He’s the only member of the Lord’s Resistance Army to stand trial at the Hague, which has only ever convicted Africans for crimes.