Gov’t sued for inviting Bashir to Museveni fete


Museveni and Bashir at Kololo

Government of Uganda has been taken to court for inviting Sudanese president Omar- Hassan Al-Bashir who was indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to attend the May 12 swearing-in ceremony of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni at Kololo independence Grounds.

In the suit, Legal Brains Trust Ltd, a civil society organization dragged the Attorney General (AG) of Government to the High court in Kampala, for failing to arrest Bashir nd surrender him ICC.

The human rights watchdog wants a permanent injunction against Ugandan government restraining it from further inviting President Al Bashir to Uganda.

During Museveni’s inauguration ceremony on May 12, the representatives of the United States of America and European Union countries walked out because Omar al Bashir was in attendance and President Museveni bashed the International Criminal Court (ICC).

In addition to bashing the ICC, Mr Museveni, 71, also praised China and Russia, which he called Uganda’s genuine friends and made negative comments that were interpreted as targeting the western countries.

Legal Brains Trust claims Bashir’s attendance is a form of impunity and therefore Uganda needs to be reigned on.


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