AMNESTY international (AI), a London-based human rights watchdog, is opposed to Uganda granting amnesty to the Lordâ€™s Resistance Army chief, Joseph Kony and four other leaders now indicted in the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity.
AI insists that the insurgents, whose organisation has unleashed terror in northern Uganda and southern Sudan for close to 20 years, must face trial in the United Nationsâ€™ court.
The ICC, at The Hague, issued arrest warrants for Kony, the LRA second-in-command, Vincent Otti, Okot Odhiambo and Raska Lukwiya, last October. They were charged with crimes committed in Uganda since 2002. The arrest warrants followed a complaint filed in the ICC by President Yoweri Museveni.
But recently, Museveni waved an olive branch by giving Kony one more chance to denounce rebellion and get protection.
AI demands Kony prosecution