The United States condemned Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni for hosting war crimes suspect Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir at his re-inauguration.
A spokeswoman for the State Department said US, EU and Canadian diplomats had walked out of Thursday’s ceremony in Kampala in protest as Bashir’s presence.
“The United States has made its position with respect to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s travel very clear,” Elizabeth Trudeau said
U.S., European and Canadian officials walked out of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s inauguration in protest on Thursday after Sudan’s leader showed up despite facing arrest warrants and Museveni mocked the International Criminal Court, the State Department said.
Uganda is a party to the agreement that established the Hague, Netherlands-based court, which issued international arrest warrants in 2009 and 2010 against Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir seeking his detention on charges of genocide.