ICC renews appeal for arrest of Sudanese president

International Criminal Court (ICC)from RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan
KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – THE International Criminal Court (ICC) is pressing the Security Council to support the arrest and transfer of Sudan President, Omar al-Bashir, for mass atrocities in Darfur.

Some 13 years after the massacres were referred to The Hague-based tribunal, al-Bashir, accomplices Ahmad Harun and Abdel Hussein, as well as militia leader Ali Kushayb and rebel leader Abdallah Banda, have not been arrested.

ICC issued the first warrant for arrest for the suspects in 2009 and another in 2010.

“How many more years and how many more reports will be required for this Council to be galvanized into taking tangible action?” asked ICC Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda.

Addressing the Security Council, she said the ICC owed the victims accountability through the court’s independent judicial process.

“The support of the Council is critical to each if we are to move the Darfur situation forward,” Bensouda said.

South Africa, hailed as the continent’s most democratic country, Chad and Uganda, have come under criticism for failure to arrest al-Bashir when he visited these countries.

Omar Mohammed. Sudan’s representative to the United Nations (UN), accused ICC of bias against Africa.

“ICC has sought to arrest an African Head of State despite the fact that similar attempts had never been witnessed in any of the world’s other regions beyond Africa,” he told the Security Council.

An estimated 300 000 people have been killed and 3 million displaced during the Darfur conflict.
– CAJ News

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