Prosecution introduces Internal Security Organisation witness

1 February 2017 - 15:02

Last Friday, the prosecution introduced their fourth witness in the case against Dominic Ongwen. According to his testimony, witness P-59 worked at the Ugandan Internal Security Organisation (ISO) intercepting LRA radio communication.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Monday, 30 January 2017

The following Monday, the prosecution continued with their questioning of the witness as reported by IJ Monitor.

Trial lawyer Julien Elderfield spent Monday, January 30, playing selected parts of audio recordings of LRA radio communications, asking Witness P-059 to summarize what he heard and then confirm whether a transcript given to him reflected what he heard.

The transcripts in question were produced by the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) after receiving the audio recordings from the Ugandan government. Witness P-059 had annotated the transcripts during previous interviews with OTP staff. His annotations were to correct mistakes or fill in the gaps where the audio recordings were unclear.

Witness P-059 identified the voices of LRA leader, Joseph Kony; his then deputy, Vincent Otti; Ongwen; and several other commanders in the recordings. Some of the things he said he heard in the recordings were the different LRA leaders discussing what happened during some attacks the LRA carried out against civilians and Ugandan military bases, as well as Ugandan military attacks on them.

The witness continued to testify on Monday.

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