Uganda: February 24, 2004

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague announced that they will investigate the IDP camp massacre. The ICC is the UN's permanent tribunal mandated to try war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. In January this year, the ICC's Prosecutor announced that he was considering launching a probe of the LRA rebels, after President Museveni demanded it. 

The army is also investigating the source of heavy weapons now in the possession of the LRA rebels. They now say the rebels attacked the Cuka Dek Orit parish camp with 12.7mm (.50 caliber) antiaircraft guns, B-10 antitank and rocket propelled grenade launchers. Other arms used by the rebels are 60mm mortars and light machine guns. In January, another 12.7mm antiaircraft gun was captured from the rebels at Okidi (eight kilometers south west of Kitgum). In the past, the LRA has received supplies of weapons and ammunition through Sudanese sources. - Adam Geibel

 

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