Darfur Displaced Peoples and Refugees
A letter to UN Secretary General
Date: May 25, 2010
Mr. Ban Key Moon
United Nationsí Secretary General
Subject : Decision Authorizing UN Officials to
Attend Al-Bashir Inauguration Ceremony
With the great respect and humility Darfur
Displaced peoples and Refugees Union writes you this letter to express its
appreciation and respect to you and to the International Organization.
Darfur Displaced Peoples and Refugees Union has Received with great sadness and dismay the ramifications of your decisions that ordering two of the UN key officials (Abrahim Gambary of UNAMID and Maile Menkerios of UNAMIS) to attends the inauguration ceremony of
the ICC indicted President Al- Bashir . Its confusing decision to all victims of the war ravaged region of
Darfur. Its hard to us; we the victims of the war crimes to hear from the International Organization who had initiated the Missions
of inquiries on Darfur atrocities and referred the case to ICC for litigation, now legitimating
a World most wanted criminal to lead
Sudan. Al-bashir is a fugitive from justice who should be arrested
not to be feted
First and at very outset the Darfur IDPs and Refugees request the UN secretary General to retract from his decision, because the decision clearly indicates that UN will not co-operate with ICC to apprehend the indicted president Al-Bashir. WE Want the perpetrators of the serious crimes to be equally brought to justice. Justice is the only basis for the true and lasting peace. Justice is for all no one is above the law how powerful he is.
ICC judges have no other power but UN to apprehend the perpetrators of the serious crimes in
Darfur, but instate of apprehending them UN attending their ceremonies and
encouraging them to remain fugitive.
Darfur IDPs and Refugees Union kindly requests the International Organization not to betray the wishes of the defenseless civilians of
Darfur and probes the perpetrators of the serious atrocities by attending their lavish ceremonies. Such decision flagrantly contradicts the widely accepted UNís position that ďthere should be no amnesty for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. In fact the decision authorizing UN officials to attend the inauguration ceremony of ICC indicted president undermines the credibility of the International Organization as an impartial institution and the role played by it to protect the innocent civilians of
Darfur and to resolve their problem.
It is sad to say that numerous Darfurian victims tend to believe that UN Secretary General has totally lost direction and want to scarify the justice issue with political relations. We do not the United Nationsí office to be turned into a public relations office for fugitive suspects.
Dr. Mohamed Ali Mustafa
Darfur IDPs and Refugees
Date: May 26, 2010