Facts check: Did Uganda’s President Museveni face International Criminal Court over massacre
Viral Claim: A Facebook post on the claimed that Uganda’s President Museveni will face the International Criminal Court over the massacre of 100 unarmed civilians.
Facts Check: False
Viral News in Social Media Twitter/Facebook/WhatsApp/Other Examples:
Uganda president to face the International Criminal Court over the Massacre of over 100 unarmed civilians includes women and children.
Facts Check News: The claim by the Facebook post claiming to be from Al Jazeera is not true.
If you click the link, it takes to the page daily monitor. The news on this page titled as “One person killed on the eve of the Kasese attack’s anniversary” and further information as, Sunday marked a year since a UPDF raid on the palace of the Rwenzururu king, Charles Wesley Mumbere. Politicians from the area are concerned about the stalled talks between the government and the kingdom while an uneasy calm remains. One person has already died following a scuffle between police officers on night patrol in Kasese district.
The message spread on social media is a hoax; there are many reasons to support this claim.
- The Facebook page used to spread this information is not the authentic Aljazeera. The original Facebook page is Al Jazeera English, whereas the fake Facebook page is Aljazeera, which is also not verified.
- The logo is cropped in the fake Aljazeera Facebook page.
- The page has less number of followers, only 3,575.
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is an Ugandan politician who has been President of Uganda since 1986. Museveni was involved in rebellions that toppled notorious Ugandan leaders Idi Amin and Milton Obote before capturing power in the 80s.
We did not find any charges against the Uganda president. Hence, the message spread on social media is false.