Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Ugandan rebel denies war crimes

The leader of Ugandan rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army, has insisted he is not guilty of war crimes.

Joseph Kony is wanted by a UN court, but told the BBC his group was not responsible for killings, maimings and abductions in northern Uganda. Mr. Kony was speaking in what he described as his first meeting with a journalist in almost 20 years. Thousands have died in the conflict between rebels and the government, and some two million forced to flee. Most of them live in camps, often in appalling conditions, in attempts to escape attacks by the LRA.

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