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Senior Ugandan officials including President and his son accused of Crimes Against Humanity

Testimonies from over 200 people accusing the Ugandan president, his son, and other senior officials of killings, torture, and other crimes against humanity have been submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC). 

In total, there are 26 officials that have been accused of aiding the incarceration and systemic abuse of Ugandans who supported opposition leader Bobi Wine in 2021.

Among those accused is President Yoweri Museveni who has been in power for nearly four decades, and his son Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba. 

Faruk Kirunda, the president's deputy press secretary, labeled the accusers as political opponents with the goal of "tarnishing the image of President Museveni".

Karim Khan, the chief prosecutor for the ICC, has previously stated that his office is overwhelmed with investigations of alleged war crimes in Afghanistan and Ukraine.

It may be months or years before the ICC announces whether it will investigate a case. 

Read the full NYT article here 

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