By our reporter
A section of people under a group known as Uganda Victims Foundation have dragged government to court for refusing to arrest Sudan President Omar Al Bashir who has been in the country on state visit.
The Sudan president was seen off on Tuesday evening by President Yoweri Museveni at Entebbe International Airport after completing his two day state visit.
Through human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo, the group seeks a provisional warrant of arrest; a standing warrant of arrest; and a declaration of breach of international and municipal obligation for failure to arrest Al Bashir when he was in Uganda.
The case is going to be heard today at 2:30 pm before Justice Moses Mukiibi at the High Court of International Crimes Division in Kololo.
On Monday, upon arrival Civil Society Organizations tasked President Museveni to arrest 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.
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