Official Says Sudan to Hand Over Officials Wanted by ICC

2/11/2020

CAIRO (AP) — A top Sudanese official said Tuesday the country’s transitional authorities and rebel groups have agreed to hand over officials wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), presumably referring to long-time autocrat Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for war crimes including mass killings in Darfur.

Al-Bashir, who was overthrown by the military last year amid a public uprising, is wanted by the ICC on charges of crimes against humanity and genocide related to the Darfur conflict. Since his ouster in April, he has been in jail in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, on charges of corruption and killing protesters.

Mohammed Hassan al-Taishi, a member of the Sovereign Council and a government negotiator, said the council agreed with rebel groups in Darfur to hand over those wanted by the ICC to face justice in The Hague. He did no mention al-Bashir by name.

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