President Yoweri Museveni has promised to grant Lord's Resistance Army leader, Joseph Kony, amnesty if next week's peace talks are successful.
Museveni made the commitment during a meeting in Kampala with the United Nations Secretary General's Human Rights Advisor, Walter Karing, on Tuesday.
The President's Press Secretary, Onapito Ekomoloit, says Museveni offered to grant Kony amnesty if the rebel leader responds positively to the talks and abandons terrorism.
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Museveni said that the amnesty would be granted despite the indictments issued by the United Nations International Criminal Court in The Hague.
The International Criminal Court last year issued arrest warrants for Kony and four of his top commanders. They are wanted to answer to charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Museveni told Karing that the UN has no moral authority to insist on Kony's prosecution. He said that the UN has failed to arrest Joseph Kony in his hideout in the Democratic Republic of Congo - despite the DRC having the largest UN peacekeeping operation in the world.