The only LRA trial in deadlock
by Mark Schenkel, Kampala
Compared to the vociferous campaign against Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) leader Joseph Kony, the silence surrounding the only LRA trial to date is deafening. Things are much quieter around Thomas Kwoyelo since his first court appearance in the town of Gulu in northern Uganda in July 2011.
Arrested three years ago in the DR Congo, Kwoyelo, a former LRA member, remains in detention, awaiting the outcome of a legal battle which will determine whether his trial will continue.