Friday, December 02, 2011

ICC Presents Case Against a New Darfur Suspect, Sudanese Defense Minister Abdelrahim Hussein

On December 2, ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo announced the opening of a new case in the Darfur situation, the Court's fourth, seeking a warrant of arrest for Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein, the Minister of Defense for the Government of Sudan. The arrest warrant application alleges war crimes and crimes against humanity committed between August 2003 and March 2004. According to the ICC Prosecutor, “The evidence shows that this was a state policy supervised by Mr. Hussein to ensure the coordination of attacks against civilians.” Mr. Hussein served as the Minister of the Interior during the period of the alleged crimes during which he delegated authority to Ahmed Harun, one of the other suspects wanted by the ICC for some of the same atrocities.

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