AUGUST 2, 2009: Uganda Warned Over Arrest of Bashir

'Nation Came Close to War With Sudan'

SOURCE: The Monitor

By: Angelo Izama

Kampala — Uganda was warned by its neighbour, the semi-autonomous South Sudan, of grave consequences including war and instability, if it dared arrest indicted Sudanese leader, Omar El Bashir.

Sunday Monitor has learnt from credible sources that a senior member of the Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement jetted into Kampala carrying a letter from South Sudan president Salva Kirr Mayardit urgently asking President Yoweri Museveni to diffuse a situation created by Uganda's position that it could arrest and hand Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity...

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