Saturday, October 30, 2010

IGAD summit moved from Kenya to Ethiopia as ICC demands arrest of Sudan’s Bashir

’The Standard’ and "Daily Nation’ Kenya-based newspapers quoted sources as saying that the summit organizers transferred the meeting to Ethiopia to shield Bashir who faces an arrest warrant against him from the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes allegedly committed in Darfur. On Monday, the court’s judges have asked Kenya "to take any necessary measure to ensure" Bashir is arrested and turned over for trial or explain "any problem which would impede or prevent" his arrest. Should the Kenyan government not send a reply to the ICC by October 29th, “we would assume that there are no problems that would prevent them from arresting Mr. Al Bashir,” an ICC spokesman told Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW). Read more...


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