Friday, August 01, 2008

Statement from Sudanese Civil Society in Europe

Statement from Sudanese Civil Society in Europe

The Prosecutor of International Criminal Court in The Hague indicted Sudanese president Omar Al Bashir of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Sudanese regime sought for support against the indictment mainly from Arab and African nations to escape the justice. Sudanese embassies in United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium and France jointly galvanized a group of Sudanese to rally at ICC against the indictment of Al Bashir on Saturday 02 August 2008. To guarantee a high number of participants, Sudanese embassies used whatever necessary to stimulate or compel the Sudanese residing in EU nations.

The rally that Sudanese embassies intend to organize is no more than a deliberate insult to the victims of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sudan.

We call on all civil society activists in EU nations to counteract against the Sudanese- coordinated rally on Saturday. All Sudanese are invited to demonstrate at ICC in support of the ICC's decision to indict the suspect of gross crimes against mankind. We believe that justice will be done for the victims of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity without only by International Criminal Court and applying international law in cases of heinous crimes.

For more details, please contact the following:
Netherlands
+31 642330058
+31 617583546

France
+33 642070471

Belgium
+32 472372137
+32 485698155

UK
+44 7961213421

Italy
+39 32894554

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