WANTED: Joseph Kony
AN INTERNET campaign calling for the arrest of Ugandan military group leader, Joseph Kony, has become an online hit.
The KONY 2012 internet documentary, which was started to raise awareness about the alleged war crimes committed by Kony's Ugandan military group the Lord's Resistance Army, has been shared over four million times on Facebook.
The 30-minute clip, a campaign by humanitarian group Invisible Children, was created 'not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice'.
Kony is wanted on 33 separate criminal charges, including 12 counts of crimes against humanity, following a hearing at the International Criminal Court in 2005.
Other charges include murder, enslavement and rape, while the US has named Kony as one of the world's most wanted terrorists after being on the run for over 26 years.
The militant is believed to have overseen the guerrilla group's abduction of an estimated 66,000 children, forcing them to become child soldiers.
Earlier today 'KONY 2012' and 'Invisible Children' were trending worldwide on Twitter, with the group's documentary being retweeted thousands of time, reports The Metro.
A series of celebrities, including Nicole Richie, Stephen Fry and Rihanna, have tweeted about the subject.
Rihanna wrote: “#KONY2012 Spread the word!!!”