Monday, July 14, 2008

Sudan president charged with genocide

The ICC prosecutor has issued charges against Sudan’s president with genocide. Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has said President Omar Hassan al-Bashir will be charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes. “The facts show” al-Bashir was involved directly with widespread genocide in Sudan. Talking to CNN’s International Correspondent Nic Robertson he said there was strong evidence linking the Sudanese president with atrocities across the African state including systematic rapes of women and ethnic cleansing [CNN / BBC]

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