Press Release: 14 August 2006

Statement by the Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo on the reported death of Raska Lukwiya


Situation: Uganda
Case: The Prosecutor v. Joseph Kony, Vincent Otti, Raska Lukwiya, Okot Odhiambo and Dominic Ongwen

Raska Lukwiya has been named in an ICC warrant of arrest charging him with crimes against humanity and war crimes. Lukwiya is alleged to have served in the inner circle of Joseph Kony's highest commanders in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

Lukwiya functioned as Army Commander in early 2004, a period during which the LRA was perpetrating its most deadly attacks upon the civilian population of Northern Uganda. He has been charged on; One count of crimes against humanity-enslavement and three counts of war crimes -cruel treatment of civilians and intentionally directing an attack against a civilian population-pillaging

The Ugandan Government is in the process of confirming the identity of the body believed to be that of Raska Lukwiya, and the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC will, if requested, lend support in this effort.

Source: Office of the Prosecutor | Contact: [email protected]