Uganda Seeks Arrest of Visiting al-Bashir

Ugandan civil society seeks arrest of visiting al-Bashir

Ugandan civil society will be approaching the country's courts to have Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity, arrested. Al-Bashir landed in Uganda on Monday. 

The Ugandan Coalition for the ICC said civil society group Uganda Victims Foundation had filed an application seeking an arrest warrant for al-Bashir. The application will be heard at the International Crimes Division of the High Court in Kampala on Wednesday afternoon. 

Al-Bashir is in Uganda on an official state visit from November 13 to 15.

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