KONY 2012: Senate Moves to Condemn Ugandan Leader
1 year ago
34 Senators introduced a resolution condemning Kony.
Ugandan terrorist Joseph Kony may face justice after all.
A bipartisan group of 34 U.S. Senators introduced a resolution Wednesday to bring an end to Kony's alleged atrocities.
Decrying "unconscionable crimes against humanity," Sen. Chris Coons said Kony "represents the worst of mankind, and he and his commanders must be held accountable for their war crimes." Coons, D-Del., is chairman of the foreign relations subcommittee on African affairs.
Kony's Lord's Resistance Army has allegedly kidnapped thousands of children, forcing them to become sex slaves, fight as soldiers and kill family members during a 26-year campaign of terror.
The effort would attempt to help the Congo, South Sudan and the Central African Republic in their attempt to end Kony's reign of terror.
In October of last year, President Obama sent over 100 U.S. troops to the region as advisers to regional forces.
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An advocacy video, which was released on the web two weeks ago, brought attention to the issue and reached millions of people across the world.