Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, is wanted internationally for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The Global Activists Club held two screenings of the “Kony 2012” documentary. (invisiblechildren.com)
The Global Activists Club screened “Kony 2012″ as part of an Invisible Children campaign to stop Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, on Tuesday.
Together with representatives from the Invisible Children movement, the club held two free screenings of the new documentary at the Student Services Center and sold merchandise to raise funds to expand the Early Warning Radio Network, a series of high-frequency radio towers connecting remote communities in central Africa that track LRA activities.
Kony is an Ugandan rebel group leader known for his brutal tactics and child abduction for use as soldiers and sex slaves. He formed the LRA in 1987 to overthrow the Ugandan government, claiming the Christian Holy Spirit as his guide.
The goal of the campaign is to raise support for Kony’s arrest and and make him an example for other war criminals, so that “their mass atrocities will not go unnoticed or unpunished,” according to the Invisible Children website.
The International Criminal Court has indicted Kony on 33 charges, including crimes against humanity and war crimes.
Kony has been on Forbes The World’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, which is compiled with the help of international law enforcement agencies, since 2008.