By our reporter
Just hours after his arrival in Uganda for a two day state visit, Civil Society Organizations have tasked President Museveni to arrest Sudan President Omar Al- Bashir and surrender him to the International Criminal Court (ICC) where he’s wanted for crimes against humanity.
In a press conference held at Human Rights Network Uganda in Ntinda, Kampala, Mohammed Ndifuna, the executive director of Hurrinet said “Bashir should be arrested following the alleged killings he orchestrated,” adding that, “We need to arrest this man as directed by ICC. We have a chance today even if we failed in May last year. He has become a social distress. When people see us with him, they will think we don’t care about those he killed,”
President Bashir is wanted by the Hague-based ICC on two counts of crimes against humanity and genocide.
The court issued double warrants for him; 2009 and 2010 on two counts of crimes against humanity and genocide of more than 300,000 deaths in Sudan’s Darfur region. Copies of the warrants were served to his government.
Meanwhile, Bashir and his delegation, have already held talks with his host President Museveni
They agreed to cooperate more in the fields of trade, foreign affairs and regional security. Uganda will export more tea and coffee to Sudan. A joint ministerial team will follow up to actualise this.