By; Ben Musanje
Human rights activists have asked Ugandan government to arrest Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir and surrender him to the International Criminal Court (ICC) where he’s wanted for crimes against humanity.
The call by the civil society organizations comes just hours after the Sudanese president arrived in the country for a two-day visit again defying the international arrest warrant over alleged genocide charges.
In a press conference held at Human Rights Network Uganda in Ntinda, Kampala, the Executive Director of HURINET Mohammed Ndifuna, says Bashir should be arrested following the alleged killings he orchestrated in Sudan
Since 2015, the two leaders have been trying to patch the on-and-off relations between the two governments.
President Bashir is wanted by the Hague-based ICC on two counts of crimes against humanity and genocide.
The court issued double warrants for him in 2009 and 2010 on two counts of crimes against humanity and genocide of more than 300,000 deaths in Sudan’s Darfur region.
Top on agenda during his 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 Omar al-Bashir last visited Uganda in May 2016 to attend the swearing in of President Museveni for the current term in office.