Today, Saturday, the Sudanese government said that a delegation from the International Criminal Court will visit the country; To discuss the issues of the ousted president Omar al-Bashir And other former officials.
According to a government statement, the delegation, which will be headed by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, will discuss “cooperation” with Sudan with regard to the wanted persons without mentioning them by name.
This is the court’s first visit to Sudan since Bashir was ousted last year.
Al-Bashir, imprisoned in Khartoum since his overthrow in the wake of mass protests last year, is wanted by the International Criminal Court; Because of accusations of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity in the troubled Sudanese region of Darfur.
The court, based in The Hague, issued two arrest warrants for al-Bashir in 2009 and 2010, accusing him of masterminding atrocities committed during his campaign to crush a rebellion in the Darfur region.
Sudan has also arrested Ahmed Haroun and Abdel Rahim Mohamed Hussein, two wanted former officials. They are accused of committing crimes against humanity during the Darfur conflict, in which an estimated 300,000 people have been killed.
Al-Bashir’s lawyer has repeatedly denounced the accusations brought by the court to the former president, saying they were politically motivated.
There was no immediate comment from the court.
The Sudanese civilian government, which is sharing power with the army during a three-year transitional period, has struck a peace deal with former rebels in Darfur and other neglected areas, after they have fought the Bashir government for years.
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