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World Sudan offers support to ICC over Darfur war crimes cases

00:45  19 october  2020
00:45  19 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Sudan 's prime minister said on Saturday the country was ready to cooperate with the International Criminal Court ( ICC ) so those accused of war crimes in Darfur Washington added Sudan to the list in 1993 over allegations that Bashir's Islamist government was supporting terrorist groups at the time.

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Sudan's Prime Minster Abdalla Hamdok on Sunday promised cooperation with International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda as she gathered information on war crimes in Darfur.

Fatou Bensouda in a suit standing in front of a curtain: International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda is in Sudan, where she met with Justice Minister Nasredeen Abdulbari on Sunday © - International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda is in Sudan, where she met with Justice Minister Nasredeen Abdulbari on Sunday

"This historic visit is a testimony to the total reform of the new Sudan," said Hamdok, who succeeded toppled autocrat Omar al-Bashir.

Bashir is in jail in Khartoum, but is wanted by the ICC to face charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.

The former president, who oversaw the civil war in Sudan's western Darfur region in which 300,000 people died and 2.5 million were forced from their homes, was overthrown following mass protests that began in December 2018.

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"Our commitment to achieving justice is not only an international one, but a direct response to deliver on the slogans of the December revolution," Hamdok added in a statement.

No reference was made to Bashir himself, who has already been convicted at home on corruption charges and is on trial in Khartoum for the 1989 coup that brought him to power. He potentially faces the death penalty if found guilty on that charge.

However, Hamdok told the Financial Times earlier this month that he had spoken with the ICC about the option of trying Bashir in Sudan, potentially in a "hybrid court".

State news agency SUNA said Bensouda's visit focused on two items -- discussing cooperation between the ICC and Sudan's judiciary, and "gathering information" related to the case of Ali Kushayb.

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Former president is wanted for war crimes , crimes against humanity and committing genocide in Sudan 's war-torn region of Darfur . Mr Taishi also said that the two sides agreed to create a Darfur special court to investigate and hear cases including those investigated by the ICC .

Sudan ’s transitional government agrees to hand over former Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir to the ICC . Omar al-Bashir faces charges of genocide, war crimes , and crimes against humanity over the conflict in Darfur .

Militia leader Kushayb, a top commander of the government-backed Janjaweed forces accused of carrying out some of the worst atrocities in Darfur, surrendered to the ICC in June, and is now in custody.

He faces trial on 53 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Bensouda, who also met Justice Minister Nasredeen Abdulbari, arrived Saturday and is in the country until Wednesday.

Two other suspects, Ahmed Haroun, the ex-governor of South Kordofan state, and Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein, a former defence minister, also face ICC charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Both are in custody in Sudan.

A fifth man wanted by the ICC, rebel leader Abdallah Banda, remains at large.

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