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Vol 50 No 5

Published 6th March 2009


Sudan

Omer the outlaw

The Islamist regime shows its true colours as the ICC issues the arrest warrant for President Omer el Beshir

The arrest warrant for President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir, which the International Criminal Court issued on 4 March, is a landmark event (AC Vol 50 Nos 2 & 4). For Sudan, the seven charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes confirm the National Congress Party (aka National Islamic Front) regime's ethnic cleansing policy in Darfur. 'He is suspected of being criminally responsible, as an indirect (co-) perpetrator, for internationally directing attacks against an important part of the civilian population of Darfur, Sudan, murdering, exterminating, raping, torturing and forcibly transferring large numbers of civilians, and pillaging their property,' said the ICC.

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