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FORMER SENIOR LRA COMMANDER FACES ARREST

The International Crimes Division of the High Court has issued an arrest warrant for the former senior Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel’s field commander, ‘Major General” Caesar Acellam for war crimes and crimes against humanity he allegedly committed against the civilian population in northern Uganda.

Harriet Ssali Abrahams, the Deputy Registrar of the International Crimes Division of the High Court, the delays to produce Acellam in court is that he has been providing vital information to Uganda’s military.

Acellam was captured in May 2012 by the Ugandan forces on the banks of River Mbou in the Central African Republic as he crossed with his family from the Democratic Republic of Congo but was later granted amnesty by the government despite a strong protest from Office of Director of Public Prosecutions.

Acellam is under the protection of the military despite being wanted to answer crimes before the High Court.

Ssali also revealed that the International Crimes Division of the High Court is currently looking at 20 individuals of interest related to war crimes. Thomas Kwoyelo is still the only former LRA commander that has appeared before the court for war crimes and crimes against humanity

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