Dominic Ongwen

The International Criminal Court will tomorrow make its decision on the sentence of the former Lord’s Resistance Army senior commander Dominic Ongwen who was in February convicted on 61 of the 70 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes he faced.

According to an ICC statement issued on Tuesday, the court will make its decision on May 6 and the court starts sitting at 11 CEST European time which is midday in Uganda.

Mr Ongwen, who is one the feared commanders of the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), is the first member of the LRA to appear before the court.

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He was arrested in 2014 in the Central African Republic before he was sent to the Hague based court for trial.

He faced charges related to attacks on four camps for internally displaced people in Uganda in 2004. More than 4,000 victims provided testimony in the ICC case.

He faces life a maximum of life imprisonment