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Wanted for war crimes in Darfur: Sudan's president

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posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 07:14 PM
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Wanted for war crimes in Darfur: Sudan's president


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THE HAGUE, Netherlands – The president of Sudan became a wanted man Wednesday when the International Criminal Court charged him with war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur — its first action against a sitting head of state and one that could set the stage for more world leaders to be indicted.

President Omar al-Bashir's government retaliated by expelling 10 humanitarian groups from Darfur and seizing their assets, threatening lifesaving operations, a U.N. spokeswoman said.
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posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 07:15 PM
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The do-nothing United Nations has finally done something about Sudan. Now the issue will be whether or not if they can actually move to arrest him or if they will have to get someone to seize him for them.



"Head of state immunity no longer is a bar to prosecuting heads of state who commit war crimes and crimes against humanity during their time in office," said David Crane, an international law professor at Syracuse University and former prosecutor of the Sierra Leone tribunal that indicted exiled Liberian President Charles Taylor and put him on trial in The Hague. After he left office, Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic was indicted by the tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.


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posted on Mar, 4 2009 @ 07:24 PM
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I'm having a thought on this, could this perhaps be the war Obama could drag us into?
It seems to me very likely considering the Clinton administration acted as the police force for the UN when it came to Somalia, but we all know how that ended. And there are many of the same people in this current administration as in the Clinton.



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