Dominic Ongwen being received by Col .Michael Kabango in CAR
Dominic Ongwen being received by Col .Michael Kabango in CAR

He was flown out of Africa on Tuesday. His arrival in The Hague marks the first time a member of the Lord?s Resistance Army, which is led by the notorious warlord Joseph Kony, has faced international justice.

Dominic Ongwen being received by Col .Michael Kabango in CAR
Dominic Ongwen being received by Col .Michael Kabango in CAR

Ongwen?s transfer from the Central African Republic to The Hague, ?is a welcome development in the international community?s campaign to counter the LRA?s dehumanizing violence, and to bring perpetrators to justice after more than two decades of the LRA?s brutal campaign of torture, rape and murder,? Ambassador Samantha Power said.

The court did not immediately confirm Ongwen?s arrival at its detention center near the Dutch North Sea coast, two weeks after he surrendered in the Central African Republic. Ongwen will undergo medical tests and will likely make his first court appearance within days.

Ongwen was handed over to the ICC on Tuesday in Bangui, the Central African Republic capital, where he was put on a plane to The Hague, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

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