Su­dan’s pres­i­dent, wanted by the ICC, vis­its Uganda

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Su­dan’s Pres­i­dent Omar al-Bashir (cen­ter), in­spects the guard of honor af­ter his ar­rival at State House in En­tebbe, Uganda on Nov 13. Rights groups on Mon­day urged Ugan­dan au­thor­i­ties to ar­rest the vis­it­ing pres­i­dent of Su­dan, who has long

been wanted by the In­ter­na­tional Crim­i­nal Court for se­ri­ous crimes. (AP)

Rights groups on Mon­day urged Ugan­dan au­thor­i­ties to ar­rest the vis­it­ing pres­i­dent of Su­dan, who has long been wanted by the In­ter­na­tional Crim­i­nal Court for se­ri­ous crimes.

Su­dan Pres­i­dent Omar al-Bashir was wel­comed to Uganda Mon­day by Ugan­dan Pres­i­dent Yow­eri Mu­sev­eni. Su­dan’s pres­i­dent is here for a two-day visit.

As a sig­na­tory to the ICC treaty, Uganda has an obli­ga­tion to ar­rest Omar al-Bashir, who has been in­dicted by the ICC for al­leged war crimes and crimes against hu­man­ity in Su­dan’s Dar­fur re­gion.

“Invit­ing an in­ter­na­tional crim­i­nal sus­pect to Uganda not only un­der­mines the fight against im­punity which Uganda has for long cham­pi­oned but also be­trays the con­cerns and in­ter­ests of the vic­tims of the most heinous crimes,” six Ugan­dan rights watch­dogs said in a joint state­ment. (AP)

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