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Sudan hands over suspects to the International Criminal Court


The Sudanese government has promised to hand over wanted people suspected of war crimes to the International Criminal Court.

“The cabinet has decided to hand over the accused to the International Criminal Court,” Sudanese Federal Government Minister Buthaina Dinar stated at a press briefing.

The Sudanese Council of Ministers ended a three-day meeting on Saturday with a package of resolutions, including the extradition of wanted persons to the International Criminal Court to address the country’s economic and political challenges.

Omar al-Bashir, Minister of Defense Abdel Rahim Muhammad Hussein, Minister of Interior Ahmed Haroun, Ali Kushayb, who surrendered, and the rebel Abdullah Banda, are some wanted people.

During its recent visit to Sudan, the International Criminal Court prosecutor called on the Khartoum government to extradite Ahmed Haroun in connection with his case with Kushayb.

Harun, who is being detained in Khartoum’s National Prison for crimes, served as Minister of Interior during the Darfur war and al-right-hand President Omar Bashir’s man.

In 2007, the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for him and Ali Kushayb on allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur.

In 2008 and 2009, the International Criminal Court issued two arrest warrants for former President Omar al-Bashir, and in 2012, Defense Minister Abdel Rahim Muhammad Hussein was added to the wanted list.

After a series of hearings, Ali Kushayb was charged with 31 counts of war crimes, murder, looting, and rape in Darfur.

For his active role in the Darfur Holocaust, Kushayb was dubbed the “black box” of the Darfur war and voluntarily surrendered to the International Criminal Court last year.

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