Su­dan’s de­fense min­is­ter sought by court

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THE HAGUE | The In­ter­na­tional Crim­i­nal Court is­sued an ar­rest war­rant Thurs­day for Su­dan’s de­fense min­is­ter, the third se­nior regime of­fi­cial sought by the court for al­leged in­volve­ment in atroc­i­ties in Dar­fur.

The court an­nounced it wants Ab­del­rahim Mo­hamed Hus­sein ar­rested on a war­rant con­tain­ing seven counts of crimes against hu­man­ity and six war crimes, in­clud­ing mur­der, per­se­cu­tion, rape and tor­ture.

The charges cover 41 dif­fer­ent in­ci­dents, the court said.

Pros­e­cu­tor Luis Moreno-ocampo asked judges for the war­rant in De­cem­ber, say­ing Mr. Hus­sein is among those who “bear great­est crim­i­nal re­spon­si­bil­ity” for atroc­i­ties in Su­dan’s Dar­fur re­gion from Au­gust 2003 to March 2004.

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