Dr. Kiiza Besigye, the former FDC president

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has acknowledged receipt of a petition filed by former Forum for Democratic Change party president Kizza Besigye calling for investigation into President Yoweri Museveni activities.

Besigye and other opposition figures spearheaded a campaign to collect signatures across the country so that they could file a case against Museveni.

In a letter to Besigye dated November 11, 2020, Mark P. Dillon, the head of Information and Evidence Unit at ICC, said they have acknowledged receipt of the documents and will give consideration to the communication, as appropriate, in accordance with provisions of the Rome Statue of the International Criminal Court.

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“The office of the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court acknowledges receipt of your documents/letter,” part of the letter reads.

“This communication has been duly entered in the communications register of the Office. We will give consideration to this communication, as appropriate, in accordance with the provisions of the Rome statute of the International Criminal Court.”

“As soon as a decision is reached, we will inform you, in writing, and provide you with reasons for this decision.”

In reply to Besigye, ICC prosecutor said their reply doesn’t necessarily mean that they have endorsed investigation but the matter would be considered.

“Please note that this acknowledgment letter does not mean an investigation has been opened, nor that an investigation will be opened by the Office of the Prosecutor.”