Friday, March 6, 2009

Bashir Arrest Warrant Issued, Darfur Charities Ejected

Darfur group welcomes warrant

Aljazeera — The most powerful rebel group in Sudan's Darfur region has said it will act on the International Criminal Court arrest warrant for Omar al-Bashir, the country's president.
Al-Bashir was indicted on Wednesday by the court at The Hague in the Netherlands for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Darfur.
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Will warrant tip Sudan into abyss?

BBC — The International Criminal Court judges' decision to issue an arrest warrant for Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has been long awaited by the government in Khartoum.
After months of deliberation, the pre-trial chamber judges finally decided to issue the warrant for war crimes and crimes against humanity for alleged atrocities committed in the Darfur region of Sudan.
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A million face starvation as Sudan shuts down

Times Online UK — The little hospital built from plastic sheeting and wooden poles is not much to look at. Yet it serves 20,000 of Darfur’s suffering people, offering life-saving medical care to families who fled their homes with nothing.
Yesterday it was closed. Its patients were sent home and doctors and nurses told not to turn up for work. The Sudanese Government, having bombed more than two million people into the camps, is expelling aid workers in retaliation against a world that wants to arrest its President.
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