Yearender: Khartoum struggles hard to get rid of crisis with ICC court
KHARTOUM, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) — The Sudanese government led by President Omer al-Bashir struggled hard in the year 2008 to get rid of a nightmare caused by an indictment of the International Criminal Courts (ICC).
In the last week of November on the sidelines of an UN development conference in Doha, Sudan’s President Omer al-Bashir met with his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy and some other foreign heads of state, which were seen as Khartoum’s latest diplomatic efforts to lobby its African allies, Arab brothers as well as world powers to defer the ICC indictment against the Sudanese president.
On July 14, ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo listed 10 charges against al-Bashir for responsibilities for a so-called “genocide and crimes against humanity” in the western Sudanese region of Darfur, and demanded a warrant of arrest, the first of its kind against an incumbent head of state. read more…
Sudan Continues to Seek Support Against ICC Indictments
December 20, 2008 by iccobservers