Sudan has agreed to hand over ex-president Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face charges for several war crimes; al-Bashir is also responsible for the Darfur conflict that left hundreds of thousands dead; Eltaish: Justice cannot be achieved if we don’t heal the wounds.
The Sudanese government has agreed to deliver ex-president Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face charges for several war crimes, including the unprecedented conflict in Darfur that left hundreds of thousands of people dead; approximately 300,000. The ICC is based in The Hague, Netherlands.
The Darfur conflict is what al-Bashir is notorious for and will face charges for several war crimes, including genocide and crimes against humanity. He is currently being detained for additional charges of corruption and the killing of protestors. There may even be others that will be handed over to the ICC that were involved in related crimes according to one report. This outcome comes in the wake of the Sudanese government’s ongoing discussions with the rebels in an attempt to put an end to the civil war that’s lasted several years.
A spokesman on behalf of the Sudanese government, Mohammed Hassan Eltaish, stated that “Justice cannot be achieved if we don’t heal the wounds. We agreed that everyone who had arrest warrants issued against them will appear before the ICC. I’m saying it very clearly.”