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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 06:00:16

Excerpt from report by Charles Mwanguhya and Grace Matsiko entitled "Save me, Bashir asks Museveni" published by Ugandan newspaper Daily Monitor website on 16 July The Sudanese government yesterday warned that the indictment of President Omar al-Bashir on genocide and war crimes charges would have "a direct negative impact" on the peace talks between Uganda and the LRA [Lord's Resistance Army] rebels. It appealed to President Museveni to help Khartoum fight off the charges. In a...

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 --...

2008-07-14 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...

2008-07-14 09:00:05

By From news reports Sudanese state TV broadcast a statement from the country's ruling party predicting that the president's expected indictment for crimes against humanity would only push Darfur "into more violence and blood." The statement from President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's National Congress Party called the anticipated case against him "irresponsible cheap political blackmail" with no legal basis. A prosecutor at the International Criminal Court is expected to seek an arrest...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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