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2008-07-16 15:00:19

Text of report in English by Paris-based Sudanese newspaper Sudan Tribune website on 14 July [Report by: "Darfur SLM Leader Hold Talks With US Officials"] The leader of a Darfur rebel group held talks today with senior US officials to discuss pushing forward the political process in the war ravaged region. Abd al-Wahid al-Nur, leader of Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) met with Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer and the US presidential envoy to Sudan Richard...

2008-07-16 15:00:19

Text of report by London-based newspaper Al-Hayat website on 16 July [Commentary by Abdallah Iskandar: "When the International Criminal Court Works Against its Objectives"] In the hours that followed the accusations against President Umar al-Bashir by the International Criminal Court's Prosecutor General, it appeared that the results produced were the opposite of what Luis Moreno-Ocampo sought. These grave accusations against a sitting head of state aim to pressure Khartoum within the...

2008-07-16 03:00:21

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -The prosecutor for the Interna-tional Criminal Court sought an arrest warrant Monday for Sudan's president on charges of waging a campaign of genocide and rape in Darfur, a high-risk strategy that could backfire against the people in the war-torn desert region. The indictment marked the first time prosecutors at the world's first permanent war crimes tribunal have issued charges against a sitting head of state, though President Omar al-Bashir was unlikely to...

2008-07-16 00:00:13

By The Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Starvation and soul-destroying gang rapes are Sudan's weapons of choice in Darfur's genocide, according to prosecutors at the world's first permanent war crimes tribunal.Filing charges Monday against Sudan's President Omar al- Bashir, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said the Sudanese leader had developed a new way of perpetrating humanity's ultimate crime."Al-Bashir is executing this genocide without gas chambers,...

2008-07-15 18:00:16

By Mike Condor THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Starvation and soul-destroying gang rapes are Sudan's weapons of choice in Darfur's genocide, according to prosecutors at the world's first permanent war crimes tribunal. Filing charges Monday against Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said the Sudanese leader had developed a new way of perpetrating humanity's ultimate crime. "Al-Bashir is executing this genocide without gas chambers, without...

2008-07-15 12:00:24

Text of report in English by Paris-based Sudanese newspaper Sudan Tribune website on 14 July [Report by Wasil Ali: "BREAKING NEWS: ICC Prosecutor Accuses Sudan's Bashir of War Crimes"] The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Luis Moreno- Ocampo asked pre-trial judges to issue arrest warrants for Sudan president Omar Hassan Al-Bashir. The prosecutor said "forces and agents" under the control of Bashir had killed at least 35,000 civilians outright, and caused the "slow death" of...

2008-07-15 09:00:31

By Steve Bloomfield The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court charged Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir, with genocide yesterday, accusing him of masterminding a campaign to "destroy" three tribes in Darfur, killing 35,000 people and persecuting 2.5 million refugees in the process. In a landmark case, the first time the world court has sought the arrest of a sitting head of state, Luis Moreno-Ocampo said evidence collected during a three-year investigation proved ultimate...

2008-07-15 09:00:31

By Shashank Bengali McClatchy Newspapers JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Describing a systematic government campaign to decimate the people of Darfur, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor on Monday charged the president of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, with genocide and war crimes and called for his arrest. The charges are the first to be brought against a sitting head of state by the 5-year-old court. While it remains to be seen whether it'll help to end the conflict in Darfur --...

2008-07-15 06:00:06

Text of editorial report entitled: "Bashir deserves censure" published by Kenyan privately-owned newspaper Daily Nation website on 15 July The indictment issued against Sudan's President Hasan al-Bashir by the International Criminal Court [ICC] is the single most important development in the long struggle to end the mass slaughter in the Darfur [Western Sudan] The threat of arrest and trial for crimes against humanity should send a very strong message to leaders everywhere who have no...

2008-07-14 12:00:06

Text of report by state-owned Sudanese radio on 14 July The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, has officially accused President FM Umar Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir of committing war crimes and genocide in Darfur. Sudan reiterated its rejection of the decision made today by the so-called International Criminal Court to arrest FM Umar al-Bashir for war crimes in Darfur. The state minister for the ministry of foreign affairs, Al- Sammani al-Wasilah, said...


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