ICC’s chief prose­cu­tor in Su­dan over Al Bashir trial

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The In­ter­na­tional Crim­i­nal Court’s chief prose­cu­tor is vis­it­ing Su­dan to dis­cuss the pos­si­ble ex­tra­di­tion of de­posed pres­i­dent Omar Al Bashir to face trial on charges of geno­cide and crimes against hu­man­ity in Dar­fur.

Prime Min­is­ter Ab­dalla Ham­dok’s of­fice said a del­e­ga­tion led by Fa­tou Ben­souda was ex­pected yes­ter­day to “dis­cuss co- op­er­a­tion be­tween the In­ter­na­tional Crim­i­nal Court and Su­dan re­gard­ing the ac­cused, against whom the court has is­sued ar­rest war­rants”.

They are ex­pected to hold talks with Su­danese of­fi­cials un­til Wed­nes­day.

Al Bashir, 76, who was re­moved by the mil­i­tary last year, is cur­rently in Khar­toum’s Kober prison.

Su­dan’s tran­si­tional govern­ment has agreed that Al Bashir would stand trial be­fore the ICC. How­ever, in an Au­gust peace deal with rebels, they agreed to set up a spe­cial court for crimes in Dar­fur and that Bashir should also face that court.

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