Tuesday, February 27, 2007

ICC Prosecutor Identifies First Darfur Suspects

The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor's case against two Sudanese leaders for atrocities in Darfur is a first step in ending the impunity associated with horrific crimes there, Human Rights Watch said today. Earlier today, the ICC prosecutor asked Pre-Trial Chamber I to issue summonses for two suspects to appear before the court. "The ICC prosecutor's request sends a signal to Khartoum and 'Janjaweed' militia leaders that ultimately they are not going to get away with the unspeakable atrocities," said Richard Dicker, director of Human Rights Watch's International Justice program. "We urge the prosecutor to explain the significance of his action today to the communities devastated by crimes in Darfur."

The prosecutor is seeking summonses for State Minister for Humanitarian Affairs Ahmed Haroun and "Janjaweed" militia leader "Ali Kosheib," (a pseudonym for Ali Mohammed Ali). Read more >>>

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