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Trial of Sudanese for ICC collaboration postponed
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Dec 30, 2008 - 10:37:45 PM

Trial of Sudanese for ICC collaboration postponed
Associated Press
2008-12-31 02:15 AM
A court in Sudan trying a Sudanese man accused of passing classified information to an international court investigating Darfur war crimes has given him more time to prepare his defense.

Mohammed al-Sirri is the first Sudanese to face charges at home of collaborating with the Netherlands-based International Criminal Court investigating Darfur crimes.

He has pleaded not guilty and claimed he confessed under duress.

The prosecution charged al-Sirri in connection with the case of Sudanese official Ahmed Harun.

The ICC issued an arrest warrant for Harun, accused of crimes against humanity for leading a local militia against majority ethnic African residents in Darfur.

Court officials said Tuesday al-Sirri's trial will resume January 4.

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