SUDAN WATCH: UN officials meet Ugandan rebels

Monday, September 26, 2005

UN officials meet Ugandan rebels

The UN says it has held a meeting with a group of the Ugandan rebels, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), for the first time. Full story (BBC)

Note, the report says LRA commander Joseph Kony remains with his fighters in southern Sudan. Reuters says his time may be running out.
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Uganda's rebel LRA use torture to instil fear

Uganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has become synonymous with torture, abductions and killings.

Gulu victim

BBC photo: The LRA use torture to instil fear

"They tied me and laid me down. They told me not to cry. Not to make any noise. Then one man sat on my chest, men held my arms, legs, and one held my neck".

"Another picked up an axe. First he chopped my left hand, ... read the rest in "Uganda's atrocious war" by Will Ross, BBC Kitgum Uganda.
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Who are the LRA?

See Uganda Watch Q&A: Uganda's northern rebellion.

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