The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) is an exceedingly violent rebel group led by Joseph Kony. The LRA is notorious for committing human rights violations including murder, mutilation, rape, widespread abductions of children and adults, human trafficking slavery, and attacks on villages. Irrespective claims by the LRA that they are defending the rights of the Acholi people, the LRA executed attacks against Acholi villages with extreme brutality. The LRA is currently spread across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic (CAR) and southern Sudan, where fighters continue to execute atrocities against communities in remote villages. The UN Secretary-General released a report on 20 May 2013 claiming that between 1987 and 2012 the LRA was "responsible for more than 100,000 deaths, that from 60,000 to 100,000 children are believed to have been abducted by the rebel group and that 2.5 million civilians have been displaced as a result of its incursions."Centre of…
Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)
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