Wednesday, March 4, 2009
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.