Hand over war crime suspects: ICC prosecutor urges Sudan

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has urged the Sudan’s transitional government to transfer four men wanted for war crimes in Darfur to The Hague, Netherlands.

“Sudan has to tangibly demonstrate that the new Sudan is now a fully fledged member of the international community that has joined the fight against impunity and is fully committed to justice and the rule of law,” Fatou Bensouda said it during her final briefing to the U.N. Security Council as the court’s chief prosecutor.

Bensouda said Darfur victims she spoke to last week had one message: Sudan’s transitional government should hand over three suspects sought by the court who are in its custody – former President Omar al-Bashir, who is accused of genocide; former defence minister Abdel Raheem Hussein, and former interior minister and governor Ahmad Harun.

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