Su­danese pres­i­dent leaves South Africa

Asian Journal - - World -

Johannesburg: Su­dan’s Pres­i­dent Omar al-Bashir left South Africa on Mon­day, hours be­fore the High Court in Pre­to­ria ruled that he be ar­rested for al­leged crimes against hu­man­ity pend­ing a for­mal re­quest from the In­ter­na­tional Crim­i­nal Court (ICC). Al-Bashir left the coun­try around noon on Mon­day de­spite an or­der from the high court, pre­vent­ing him from do­ing so, Xin­hua re­ported. Hand­ing down a judg­ment on an ur­gent ap­pli­ca­tion filed by the South­ern African Lit­i­ga­tion Cen­tre to have al-Bashir ar­rested, Judge Pres­i­dent Dun­stan Mlambo said the gov­ern­ment’s fail­ure to ar­rest Bashir “is in­con­sis­tent with the con­sti­tu­tion”. The court de­cided that the South African gov­ern­ment “must take steps to de­tain him (al-Bashir), pend­ing a for­mal re­quest from the ICC”, Mlambo said.

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