Sudan firmly opposes Omar Bashir International Criminal Court trial

By IGIHE
On 27 November 2019 at 04:52

The Chairman of the Transitional Military Council, General Abdel Fattah al Burhan announced that Omar El Bashir will not be tried by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on account of his crimes against humanity and genocide that were committed in Darfur.

It had been two days since rumors circulated that Sudan was negotiating for Bashir, Sudan former Head of State not to be tried by the ICC. General Burhan confirmed that Bashir will not be sent to the ICC as it was communicated by RFI.

Sudan’s Ambassador to the United Nations said that the ICC has no right whatsoever on Sudan to the point of commanding Sudan to send Bashir for trial. He added Sudan never signed the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and therefore cannot abide by its rules.

Bashir was overthrown in a coup that happened in April this year after months of protests. He is currently being tried for crimes of corruption in Sudanese courts. The jury’s verdict will be announced in December 2019.

In the past two weeks, new allegations were submitted where Bashir is accused of overthrowing the democratically-elected government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi and President Ahmed al-Mirghani in 1989.

Bashir was overthrown in a coup that happened in April this year after months of protests.

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