The NPA is the National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa. The Muslim Lawyers Association is taking it to court for declining to arrest Obama. Obviously all his appeasement and accommodation of Muslims has won him no hearts or minds among the MLA of South Africa.
“Muslim Lawyers Association opposed to Obama visit,” from Sapa, June 20 (thanks to John):
The Muslim Lawyers Association (MLA) intends taking the NPA to court for refusing to arrest US President Barack Obama on his South African visit later this month.
“We will ask the court to review the decision neither to investigate or prosecute and to order them to commence a full investigation in terms of the Rome Statute,” MLA attorney Yousha Tayob said.
The MLA said it submitted a complaint to the national director of public prosecutions and the SA Police Service, calling for Obama to be “investigated, charged, arrested, and tried in a South African court for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide”.
The MLA cited the Obama administration’s drone programme as the reason for its action.
The association said the complaint was made in terms of international customary law, as well as the implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Act 2002 (the ICC Act)….