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Filename: A2-MAIN-AJCD0419-AJCD DateTime created: Apr 18 2012 10:12:07:066PM Username: SPEEDDRIVER11 Magenta Black 2A AJCD Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 MAIN 2A A2 CREDIBLE. COMPELLING. COMPLETE. THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012 Isakson says Kony still a priority But senator warns that Uganda feels it's being defamed. By Daniel Malloy dmalloyajc.com WASHINGTON - The first question to U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson during a recent video chat with students at Westside Middle School in Winder, Ga., was about a man halfway around the world from Barrow County. "What are you doing to find Joseph Kony?" a student asked. "It shows you the power of the Internet," Isakson said this week, after returning from a trip to Uganda to inspect U.S. military efforts to apprehend the wanted warlord. Since the late 1980s, Kony's Lord's Resistance Army has engaged in mass murder, rape and abduction of children, according to a 2005 warrant for his arrest by the International Criminal Court. 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Isakson, the top Republican on the Foreign Affairs subcommittee overseeing Africa, met with Ugandan leaders and U.S. troops. Kony's wave of atrocities was centered in Uganda, but the LRA has not been active there since 2006. Ugandans, Isakson said, were troubled by the implication in GA 30350 BBB journal-Constitution Credible. Compelling. Complete. Invisible Children's "Kony 2012" that the country remained a land of refugee camps and fear. The once ravaged northern part of the country has returned to normal, Isakson said. As part of a congressional delegation with U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, a Savannah Republican, and U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., he journeyed to the northern city of Gulu, where he said stable communities have replaced camps for people displaced by the LRA's swath of destruction. "Ugandans are very sensitive to the fact that he hasn't been in Uganda for five or six years and they cleaned up the north and it's peaceful," Isakson said. "I can attest to that. We had unfettered access up there and no problem at all." The task now is to track down the elusive Kony in vast, heavily forested areas elsewhere in Central Africa. Johnnie Carson, assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of African Affairs, testified before the Senate Foreign Norway gunman asks for freedom or death Possible sentence in last year's attacks 'pathetic,' he says. ByKarlRitter Associated Press OSLO, Norway - The right-wing fanatic on trial for massacring 77 people says he wants freedom or death, calling the country's prison terms "pathetic" and arguing for the return of capital punishment, last used to execute Nazi collaborators after World War II. In the third day of his terror trial, prosecutors grilled Anders Behring Breivik about the anti-Muslim militant group he claims to belong to. He rejected their suggestions that the "Knights Templar" doesn't exist, but admitted he had embellished when describing it in a 1,500-page manifesto he published online before the bomb-and-shooting rampage July 22. "In principle it is not an organization in a conventional sense," he said, describing it as a leaderless network of "independent For questions or concerns , About news articles or photos, contact Public Editor Shawn Mcintosh. Call 404-526-5819; e-mail insideajcajc.com. About delivery oryour subscription, e-mail Subscriber Relations Manager Dawn Forman at readercareajc.com or call 404-522-4141. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (USPS 546-480) is published daily by Atlanta Newspapers, 223 Perimeter Center Parkway N.E., Atlanta, GA 30346. Periodicals postage paid at Atlanta, GA. Daily and Saturday, $1.00; Sunday $2.00. Prices maybe higher in outlying areas. Send address changes to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mail Circulation, 223 Perimeter Center Parkway N.E., Atlanta, GA 30346. Subscribe: Call 404-522-4141 orvisitajcdelivers.comsubscribe.Our rates: 13 weeks $73.58 $43.68 $66.69 $57.46 $51.74 7-day Sunday, plus holidays 4-day, plus holidays 3-day, plus holidays 2-day, plus holidays Relations Committee on Wednesday that the 100 U.S. troops are acting as advisers and providing intelligence and other support for African military forces hunting Kony. Carson testified that the LRA is believed to be down to 150 to 200 members, split among four or five different groups, primarily in the Central African Republic. U.S. troops are handing out radios and cellphones and encouraging villagers to alert military forces if they spot Kony or his people, Carson said. He added that the U.S. is starting to increase intelligence assets in the region. Congress recently approved about $35 million for the mission. "We have clearly helped to degrade the LRA, to disperse it, but we have not finished the mission of decapitating it," Carson said. "We hope we will be able to continue to work with the countries of the region to bring Joseph Kony to justice." At Wednesday's hearing, lawmakers signaled they will push for ex 't w . Anders Behring Breivik, on trial for killing 77 people on July 22, could fave a maximum 21-year prison sentence if found sane. cells." Prosecutors told reporters they don't believe the group is real or that the meetings Breivik claims in Liberia, Britain and the Baltic countries ever happened. The issue is of key importance in determining Breivik's sanity and whether he's sent to prison or compulsory psychiatric care for Norway's worst peacetime massacre. If found sane, Breivik could face a maximum 21-year prison sentence or an alternate custody arrangement to keep him locked up as long as he is considered a menace to society. If declared insane he would be committed to Amy Glennon, Publisher aglennonajc.com Kevin Riley, Editor krileyajc.com James Mai lory, Senior Managing Editor jmalloryajc.com Bert Roughton Jr., Managing Editor broughtonajc.com Find a full list of 26 weeks 52 weeks $140.34 $258.83 $86.29 $164.53 $121.91 $241.54 $109.34 $211.78 $96.61 $174.83 panding the State Department's 'rewards for justice" program to target Kony. The current operation -because of Kony's notoriety and the small amount of money and personnel -has proved uncontrover-sial, unlike most overseas military missions. Isakson compared it to the early 1990s intervention in Somalia, which he argued did not go far enough. U.S. troops withdrew after 18 U.S. soldiers were killed in a 1993 battle in which two Black Hawk helicopters crashed. Somalia remains a largely chaotic place, with terrorists and pirates roaming free. "You have to be very careful about deploying American personnel overseas," Isakson said. "But when you've got an internationally indicted mass murderer who's been on the loose for 26 years in a continent that's trying to move into the 21st century, you don't look the other way and not help." The Associated Press contributed to this article. psychiatric care as long as he's considered ill. "Acquittal or the death penalty are the only logical outcomes of this case," the confessed killer said. "I view 21 years in prison as a pathetic sentence." According to Amnesty International, Belarus is the only country in Europe that still applies the death penalty; two young men were executed there last month. Russia announced a moratorium on capital punishment when it joined the Council of Europe in 1996 and pledged to abolish it, but has not done so. Corrections If you have a question or comment about articles or photos published in the AJC, contact Public Editor Shawn Mcintosh. Call 404-526-5819; e-mail insideajcajc.com. 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