Ugandan Opposition Candidate Petitions International Court

Ugandan Opposition Candidate Petitions International Court


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Ugandan Opposition Candidate Petitions International Court

Bobi Wine, Uganda’s leading opposition figure, announced Thursday that he had filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court accusing the country’s president of authorizing a campaign of violence against oppostion politicians and their supporters that has intensified in the run-up to next week’s general election.

But what the world is seeing is just a small sneak-peek of what happens in the country. I am a presidential candidate, but as you can see, if I can be harassed like this, tear-gassed and pepper-sprayed like this, you can imagine what is happening to the Ugandans that don’t have a voice. So the international community, having seen what is happening to the people of Uganda, and not only happening now, but what has been happening for a long time — from the massacres in Kasese, northern Uganda, to what happens every day. I really wish the international community could make the observation of the rule of law and respect for human rights as a precondition for cooperation with Uganda so that the international community does not continue to appear like a partner in crime. My most important mission is to be alive in seven days from now.

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