Title: Al-Bashir says (ICC) is one of the tools aims to humiliate and subjugate Sudanese
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 12-14-2014, 01:41 PM
Khartoum-SudaneseOnline-Sudanese president, Omar al-Bashir, said that the International Criminal Court (ICC) is one of the tools that aim to humiliate and subjugate Sudanese people, stressing that the decision made by the ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to return Sudanese file to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)because the Sudanese people rejected it.
Addressing the Farmers Union of Al-Gezira Scheme on Saturday, Al-Bashir pointed out that Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) had protecting the African Union - United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)
The ICC prosecutor announced in her semi-annual briefing before the UNSC on Friday that she will suspend new investigations into the Darfur situation, citing the lack of UNSC support and stretched resources.
From the government side, the Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir, defence minister Abdel-Rahim Mohamed Hussein, former state minister for interior Ahmed Haroun and Janjaweed leader Ali Kushayb were indicted by the ICC for war crimes allegedly committed in Sudan’s western region.
According to UN estimates, at least 300,000 people have been killed since then, and another 2 million have fled their homes since the conflict erupted in 2003.
Sudan has cooperated with the court until the first arrest warrant against Kushayb and Haroun were issued in 2007.
Despite repeated non-cooperation findings referred by ICC judges to the UNSC, the council has declined to take action mainly over China’s likely move to block any resolution that would compel Sudan to cooperate.