Wednesday, March 4, 2009

International Criminal Court Issues Arrest Warrant for President of Sudan

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has just issued a warrant to arrest Omar Al-Bashir, the President of Sudan and the first sitting Head of State to be indicted by the Court.  The ICC Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, had presented evidence to the ICC against President Al-Bashir for alleged war crimes in Darfur.  An estimated 300,000 people have died in Darfur over the past five years in Darfur.  The ICC pre-trial chamber found that there was not enough evidence to charge President Al-Bashir with genocide, but it allowed his indictment on two counts of war crimes and five counts of crimes against humanity.

(mew)

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