Lord's Resistance Army commander handed to global court

January 17, 2015 3:44 PM

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Lord's Resistance Army commander handed to global court

BANGUI/KAMPALA (Reuters) - A senior commander of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has been handed over to International Criminal Court representatives in Central African Republic and will be transferred to the Hague-based tribunal in days, officials said on Saturday.

Dominic Ongwen -- a one-time child soldier who rose through the ranks of the Ugandan rebel group -- was among five senior LRA commanders indicted by the global court for war crimes and crimes against humanity in 2005.

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