Sebutinde: ICC will prosecute agents of Uganda election violence

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The international Criminal Court (ICC) has warned that any Ugandan who will be involved in the post February 18 presidential election violence should be ready to face justice in the Hague.

ICC judge Julia Sebutinde said the international world is watching and following Uganda’s political atmosphere with kin interest ahead of the forthcoming national elections.

“Therefore, the police, the army, intelligence services and ordinary Ugandans should conduct themselves peacefully,” she said.

According to her, it is possible for security agencies to keep law and order without meting violence on civilians.

“I can guarantee you [the] perpetrators of election violence will be held to account by the international community, not just [by] the Ugandan population,” Justice Sebutinde said at the official opening of the Women’s Situation Room (WSR) on Monday, February 15 at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel.

Her remarks come just hours after the leading opposition candidate Dr Col. Kizza Besigye was arrested by police, detained at Kira road police station, Kampala and later driven to his home in Kasangati after he tried to enter Kampala city center where he had scheduled several campaign rallies.

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