Civil society organizations (CSOs) have called upon government to arrest Sudan president Omar al-Bashir and hand him over to the International Criminal court (ICC).
Speaking to the media this afternoon, the chairperson of the Human Rights commission Muhammad Ndifuna said it’s unfair and treacherous for Uganda to continue associating with criminals.
He added that this should be done in respect of the Sudanese people and the crimes president Bashir committed.
President Bashir who is wanted by the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) on two counts of crimes against humanity and genocide of more than 300,000 deaths in Sudan’s Darfur region this afternoon arrived in the country for a two day state visit.
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 government.
ICC handles four major international crimes of aggression, war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity.
The main agenda for president Bashir’s visit, is the South Sudan peace process and bilateral discussions with his host on a number of areas of cooperation between Sudan and Uganda.
President Al-Bashir is accompanied by Ministers, Senior Officials and a business delegation in various sectors, with a Sudan-Uganda Business Forum expected to be held.
Bashir was last in the country in May last year to attend President Museveni’s fifth swearing-in ceremony.
Since 2015, the two leaders have been trying to patch the on-and-off relations between the two governments.