KAMPALA, Uganda – Uganda's government says it wants the rebel commander who recently surrendered to be tried in the country for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
State Minister for Regional Cooperation Asuman Kiyingi said Monday that some leaders want Dominic Ongwen tried at the International Criminal Court, but that Uganda's court system has the capacity to try him. Ongwen, a Lord's Resistance Army commander wanted by the ICC, is in U.S. custody in Central African Republic after surrendering to American forces last week.
The LRA's rebellion began in Uganda.
Kiyingi said the decision would be made during consultations between the African Union, Uganda, U.S. and United Nations.
Ongwen, LRA leader Joseph Kony and three others who have reportedly since died were charged by the ICC.