Judges at the International Criminal Court have ordered the arrest of Omar Hassan al-Bashir, the president of Sudan, on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the western Sudanese region of Darfur. A six-year conflict there has resulted in the deaths of approximately 300,000 people and the displacement of millions. The court alleges that al-Bashir directed a campaign of violence against the civilian population of Darfur that was carried out by government soldiers and government-backed militias. Al-Bashir invited the court to “eat” the arrest warrant.
Sudanese President charged by International Criminal Court
Al-Bashir invited the court to “eat” the arrest warrant