Int’l Court Appeals Judges Uphold Detention of Darfur Suspect

10/8/2020

Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) upheld on Thursday the detention of an alleged Sudanese militia leader charged with more than 50 crimes against humanity and war crimes in the Darfur conflict.

Ali Mohammed Ali Abdul Rahman Ali, known as Ali Kushayb, has been detained at the ICC since his transfer to the Hague in June, more than 13 years after judges first issued an international warrant seeking his arrest. After his transfer, Kushayb applied to be released from the court’s custody while his case is ongoing. The judges rejected his request, and an appeals panel ruling upheld the judges’ decisions today. On December 7, a hearing will commence to determine whether prosecutorial evidence is strong enough to merit a full trial.

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