Sudan’s defense minister sought by court
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.