Sudan Rejects Demands For War Criminals

The International Criminal Court seeks the arrest and trial of Sudan militia leader Ali Kosheib and Ahmed Haroun, Secretary of Humanitarian Affairs, for instituting genocidal attacks upon the people of Darfur. Sudan President Omar al-Beshir rejected the demands stating: “I swear by God the great that we will never hand over a Sudanese to be tried abroad.” He claimed the Sudan judiciary was perfectly competent to handle any case involving killing of civilians. In fact, he noted that Ali Kosheib and Ahmed Haroun were investigated and found innocent of any charges they assisted in killing of civilians.

One might suspect if the Sudan judiciary handles war crime charges, no Sudan citizen will ever be convicted. Eventually, it will turn out the killings in Darfur were the work of outside forces. Who knows, maybe they will blame Israel for the killings.