The ICC Spokesperson Fadi El Abdallah told Journalists at a press briefing in The Hague that the ICC doesn’t have any evidence of Otti’s execution and says the arrest can only be withdrawn if tangible evidence of Otti’s execution is received by the ICC.
Anglican Bishop Emeritus Nelson Onono Onweng, the Chairperson of the Acholi clerics under the Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative (ARLPI) said that they are happy by the ICC`s judgement and termed it as ‘’considerate’’.
The International Criminal Court convicted Ongwen, 45, in February this year on 61 crimes including rape, sexual enslavement, child abductions, torture and murder as well as war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Ongwen who made submissions at The Hague based court on Thursday during a mitigation session of his case noted that for 27 years since his abduction as a child by the LRA rebels, he lived in prison in captivity.
Okalany is competing for the job with three others; Morris A. Anyah from Nigeria, Fergal Gaynor from Ireland, and Richard Roy from Canada, for what is arguably the most important job in the international criminal justice system. They are seeking to replace Gambian national Fatou Bensouda, whose tour of duty ends in June 2021.
Okalany is competing for the job with three others; Morris A. Anyah from Nigeria who is a trial attorney in Chicago, U.S.A, Fergal Gaynor from Ireland, who currently serves as the Reserve International Co-Prosecutor at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and Richard Roy from Canada who is currently Senior General Counsel with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada.
The committee chaired by Sabine Nölke reports to the President of the Assembly that due to COVID-19, an online interaction was conducted and of the 144 candidates who submitted applications for the job, only 89 candidates submitted supporting documents and now a final four have been shortlisted.
MP Centenary maintains that the petition has nothing to do with the King and the Kingdom but rather individuals who lost their lives. He adds that once enough evidence is gathered, there is no one who will stop the proceedings of the case.
Witness D-121 was part of the Amuka militia, who repulsed the LRA fighters before they could kill anyone or damage any property in Abok. He said their commanders at the time told them not to speak about what happened in Abok during the June 8, 2004 LRA attack.