Uganda rebels reject amnesty offer Jaime Jansen at 12:49 PM ET
[JURIST] Rebels in Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) [BBC backgrounder] rejected an offer of amnesty from Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni [official website; BBC profile] on Friday, calling the offer redundant. Museveni promised rebel leader Joseph Kony [BBC profile] conditional amnesty [JURIST report] if he denounces terrorism and if upcoming LRA negotiations at the end of July with the southern Sudanese government proceed smoothly. An LRA spokesman said that all parties must be equal at the negotiations and that accepting amnesty "presupposes surrender" and would mean the LRA is no longer available to discussion.
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