Sudan Hands Over Omar-al-Bashir to ICC
The Sudanese government will hand Omar al-Bashir over to the International
Criminal Court (ICC) along with other officials wanted over the Darfur conflict,
according to a Cabinet of Ministers in a statement given to BBC.
The Darfur conflict saw over 200, 000 people dying and millions displaced.
The perpetrators of the conflict were the Janjaweed, The Khartoum
Government and the Sudan Liberation Army.
The conflict at Darfur broke out after an insurgency happened in Sudan in
2003, complaining about the oppression by the Khartoum government.
The International Criminal Court charge sheet was released and Omar Bashir
was charged with five counts of crimes against humanity and two counts on
crimes on aggression and war crimes. Several arrest warrants have been
given but the trial will not proceed lest he is physically present at The Hague.
Speaking to the BBC, the Sudanese Government spokesperson highlighted
the fact that Sudan is no longer going to hold back in matters justice, `Justice
cannot be achieved if we do not heal the wounds’’
The handover will follow the end of Bashir’s trial on corruption and other
crimes in local courts.
How Sudan beat the Violence
The Darfur War started in 2003 when the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) rebel groups began fighting the Omar al-Bashir government for its discrimination of non-Arab groups in the country, which they accused of oppressing Darfur’s non-Arab population.
Bashir responded by attacking the Darfur villages where people were allegedly tortured, raped, looted and killed.
The military overthrew the government and his aides After four months of protests in 2019.