President Yoweri Museveni
The International Criminal Court has acknowledged receipt of a petition by Uganda’s Opposition seeking to have President Yoweri Museveni investigated for alleged ‘crimes against humanity’.
In a letter to Warren Kizza Besigye dated November 11, 2020, Mark P. Dillon, the head of Information and Evidence Unit at the International Criminal Court, said “the communication has been duly entered in the Communications Register of the Office. We will give consideration to this communication, as appropriate, in accordance with provisions of the Rome Statue of the International Criminal Court.”
He added: “Please note that this acknowledgment letter does not mean that an investigation has been opened, nor that an investigation will be opened by the Office of the Prosecutor. As soon as a decision is reached, we will inform you in writing, and provide you with reasons for this decision.”
After receiving the letter acknowledging receipt of the Petition, Besigye posted on his official Facebook page: “The People’s Government is grateful to our legal teams; volunteers who, in spite of great intimidation, collected signatures from all parts of Uganda; and courageous Ugandans who signed to petition International Criminal Court (ICC) to have Mr M7 & others investigated. The International Criminal Court has formally acknowledged receipt.
The People’s Government continues to get more evidence of any “Crime Against Humanity” committed in Uganda. Anyone with evidence of such a crime should bring it to our offices at No 6 Katonga Rd, Kla or to our Regional or District Commissioners. You can still sign a form to join the petition.”