Press Release: 8 July 2009

LRA warrants now outstanding for four years


On Wednesday 8 July 2005, ICC judges issued arrest warrants against Joseph Kony and other senior LRA commanders including Okot Odhiambo and Dominic Ongwen for crimes against humanity and war crimes they are suspected to have committed between 2002 and 2004. They are alleged to have abducted children and transformed them into soldiers and sexual slaves.

Four years have since passed and the suspects remain at large. The Office of the Prosecutor welcomes past state cooperation in the effort to apprehend the LRA fugitives. It takes encouragement from the fact that the governments of the region are now acting together with the support of MONUC to address the issue of arresting LRA suspects. The Office of the Prosecutor remains hopeful that continued concerted efforts will lead to the enforcement of the warrants.


For more information please contact:
Ms Nicola Fletcher, OTP Media Liaison Officer
+31 6 5 089 0473
Email: [email protected]  

OTP News Desk
+31 70 515 8759
mail: [email protected]  

Source: Office of the Prosecutor

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