The Constitutional Court in Kampala on Thursday ruled that former LRA rebel commander Col. Thomas Kwoyelo is entitled to receive amnesty just like others who renounced rebellion. This effectively quashes Kwoyeloâ€™s trial at the International Crimes Division of the high court.
Survivors of the February 2004 massacre at Barlonyo in Lira district want to witness the trial of Col. Thomas Kwoyelo, the former Lordâ€™s Resistance Army brigade commander. The trial is due to start on July 11th at the War Crimes Division of the High Court in Gulu. Kwoyelo faces 12 counts of willful killing, abductions and torture.