Thursday, April 4, 2013

US announces $5M reward for capture of war crimes fugitives

“On ­­­January 15, 2013, President Obama signed into law the Department of State Rewards Program Update and Technical Corrections Act of 2012, P.L. 112-283, expanding the authority for the War Crimes Rewards Program (WCRP). Under this program the Department of State offers rewards of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest, transfer, or conviction of fugitives such as Joseph Kony of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The bill expanding the program, which received bipartisan support, was sponsored by then-Senator John Kerry and was the final piece of legislation he passed as a Senator. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp formally announced the new WCRP designations today at the Department of State…”

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