By Fred Ojambo
Dec. 16 (Bloomberg) — Uganda said it would seek to try rebel leader Joseph Kony locally rather than hand him over to the International Criminal Court if he surrenders during the assault on his bases in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
The leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army would be treated like “anybody who surrenders,” and Uganda will “try and exhaust all the local remedies,” before thinking of handing him over to the ICC, Sam Kutesa, Uganda’s foreign affairs minister, told reporters today in the capital, Kampala.
The Ugandan military started bombing LRA bases in Garamba National Park on Dec. 14 and ground forces are closing in as part of an operation aimed at forcing the rebels to the negotiating table, Kutesa said. read more…
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