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ICC to issue arrest warrants for Uganda rebel leaders

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] will soon issue arrest warrants for leaders of the Uganda rebel group Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) [BBC backgrounder], according to statements from a UN official Thursday. The LRA leaders, who have taken refuge in Congo, have been accused of raping and maiming children over the past two decades. Some diplomats believe ICC could issue the warrants, the first-ever to be issued by the ICC, as early as next week. Reuters has more.

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