Sudan to hand over ex-president responsible for Darfur genocide, war crimes

The transitional government in Sudan has agreed to turn over former President Omar al-Bashir and two other ex-government officials responsible for the genocide in Darfur to face prosecution at the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands.

The Associated Press reports that a member of Sudan’s sovereign council announced Tuesday that transitional authorities and rebel groups from Darfur have agreed that those charged by the ICC for atrocities in Darfur should be prosecuted.

The ICC opened an investigation into the abuses committed by the Sudanese government in 2005. Bashir’s government was accused of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity committed in Darfur beginning in 2002. It’s been estimated that over as 300,000 people have been killed in Darfur. Read more

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