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Sudan Expulsions ‘Confirm Crimes’

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23 Mar 09 | al Jazeera

Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, has criticised the Sudanese president’s decision to expel 13 aid agencies from the country.

Moreno-Ocampo said that the ejection of the non-governmental organisations proves that the ICC was correct to pursue Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s president, on war-crimes charges.

The Netherlands-based court granted Moreno-Ocampo’s request earlier this month for a warrant for al-Bashir’s arrest on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sudan’s western Darfur region.

Al-Bashir’s government has been battling ethnic African groups in Darfur since 2003 and he has been accused of orchestrating atrocities against civilians.

“This idea to expel the humanitarians is confirming the court decision,” Moreno-Ocampo said in New York after the UN Security Council met to receive an updated assessment on the Darfur crisis.

“Expelling them is confirming the crimes.” >>>


Written by Editors

23 March 2009 at 5:00 pm

Posted in Africa, Sudan

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