ICC’s chief prosecutor in Sudan over Al Bashir trial
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.