KAMPALA, Uganda 

The second day of closing statements at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the trial of Dominic Ongwen, a former commander of the Uganda-based Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), was closed to visitors Wednesday due to concerns over the novel coronavirus.

The ICC usually make its activities public and accessible, including court proceedings, to ensure transparency and accountability.

However, it issued a statement, saying: “Due to the current health situation, and as part of the measures taken by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to reduce the general risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus, the ICC will welcome visitors

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