Captured LRA commander calls for comrades to abandon rebellion

January 12, 2015 5:23 PM

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KAMPALA (Reuters) - A senior Lord's Resistance Army commander who surrendered last week appealed on Uganda television on Monday for the rebel group's remaining fighters to give themselves up, and said President Yoweri Museveni had forgiven him.

Dominic Ongwen, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity, is being held in Central African Republic by U.S. forces helping to fight the LRA, according to Ugandan authorities.

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