KHARTOUM (Somaliguardian) – Sudan on Wednesday announced it would hand over former officials accused of war crimes and genocide in Darfur – including the country’s ousted president Omar al-Bashir and ex-defense minister Abdel Rahim Mohamed Hussein – to the International Criminal Court (ICC), years after an estimated 300,000 people were killed and over 2.5 million people were driven from their homes by a conflict in the restive Sudanese region.
Toppled former Sudanese president had for years resisted ICC warrants against him and several of his allies.
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Sudan’s foreign minister Maryan Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi said the cabinet decided to hand over former officials wanted by the ICC after she had met the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor Karim Khan, according to Sudanese news agency SUNA.
Al-Bashir, who is currently in a prison in Khartoum and four of his allies face charges at the Hague of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity for atrocities committed by pro-government forces in Darfur in 2002.
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