Voice of the unheard & home to the homeless
Front Page  
 Latest News
 Articles and Analysies
 Press Releases
 Photo Gallery
 About Sudan
  Sudanese Music
  Sudanese Links
  Discussion Board
  2006 News Archives
  2006 Articles Archives
  2006 Press R.Archives
  2005 News Archives
  2005 Articles Archives
  2005 Press R.Archives
  PC&Internet Forum
  Poll System
  Tell A Friend
  Upload Your Picture
  Contact Us


Press Releases Last Updated: Dec 20, 2009 - 3:34:53 PM

President Omer Bashir Should Surrender Himself to ICC

Email this article
 Printer friendly page

President Omer Bashir Should Surrender Himself to ICC

For Immediate Public Release

Dinka International Congress (DIC)

March, 05, 2009

The Dinka International Congress (DIC) urges the President of the Republic of Sudan, Field Marshall Omer Hassen El Bashir, to surrender himself to International Criminal Court (ICC) to face justice that awaits him. The decision of the ICC to issue an arrest warrant reveals, beyond reasonable doubt, that Field Marshall Bashir’s claim of innocence is questionable. Therefore, the only way for President Bashir to extricate himself from charges brought against him is to face justice at The Hague.


Our community calls upon President Bashir to do the right thing i.e., surrender to justice. Although Bashir is innocent until proven guilty, the President will not be seen as innocent if he refuses to surrender to justice that would determine his innocence.


We call upon the Sudanese public to persuade President Bashir to surrender himself as soon as possible to determine his innocence. It is in the national interest of Sudan that the President faces justice to clear himself. The charges brought against Sudan for crimes committed in Darfur tainted the credibility of the whole country. It is the position of every Sudanese that the path to peace in Darfur goes through The Hague. When Bashir surrenders to the ICC, this will lead to better understanding between the Government of National Unity (GONU) and the Darfur freedom fighters. A genuine and everlasting peace will be forged in Darfur leading to rebuilding of the Sudanese state.


The issue of accountability for the atrocities committed in Darfur is something that the President of Sudan should not take lightly. The crimes committed in Darfur are an affront to the morals of international community. The best place where crimes committed in Darfur would be addressed is the ICC. Our community rejects the argument of the National Congress Party (NCP) that the Sudanese government is capable of prosecuting those accused of committing crimes. Which Sudanese Court can bring the President of the country to justice if it is not the ICC? Who can bring 2nd Vice-President Ali Osman to justice in Khartoum? The government of Sudan that is controlled by the very people accused of committing genocide is not competent to prosecute the commander-in-chief of the Sudan armed forces, Field Marshal Omer Bashir. It is the ICC that is the right place to mete out justice regarding crimes committed in Darfur.


The SPLM leadership must support the position of Dinka International Congress to convince President Bashir to surrender to the ICC as soon as possible. The position of SPLM’s leaders like Edward Leno, Rebecca Garang and others should be supported. We reject the arguments of some SPLM’s members who said that the arrest of Bashir will jeopardize the implementation of Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). We believe that CPA will be emboldened if Bashir faces justice of the ICC because that will promote rule of law in Sudan. The CPA did not collapse when Dr. John Garang died in a plane crash. There are clean members of the NCP that would continue implementing the peace with the SPLM.


We call upon the leaders of various Sudanese parties to support the position of Dinka community that peace in Darfur would follow when President Bashir surrenders to the ICC peacefully without being hunted down like Saddam Hussien. The same call goes to African Union community to join the call for Bashir to surrender peacefully without any altercation.


For contact


 Cde Kuer Peter Kuot

The Secretariat

Dinka International Congress (DIC)

Branches: USA, Canada, UK, New Zealand and Australia

Email: [email protected]

© Copyright by SudaneseOnline.com

Please feel free to send us your Articles , Analysies news and press releases to [email protected]

Top of Page

This report does not necessarily reflect the views of Sudanese Online.com

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Press Releases
  • Press release from the Popular Congress 22/5
  • Sudanese man facing execution in Saudi Arabia over sorcery charges
  • Sudan: Oxfam reaction to UN mandate renewal in SUDAN-UNMIS
  • UNICEF hails latest child demobilization in Southern Sudan
  • Sudan Civil Society Announces Sudan Vote Monitor Project
  • Sudan Elections: The Theatre of the Absurd and the Tomb of Democratization
  • Statement from Sudan Liberation Movement/Army on Sudan Election
  • Activists from 18 countries join global day of action ahead of Sudanese elections
  • U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program Helps Sudan Overcome Legacies of War
  • THE SUDAN HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION CAIRO To enforce constitutional guarantees for the right to life
  • The SPLMs Independents Should Blame the Political Bureaus Small Clique, Not Pagan Amum
  • Prophet Ngundengs family will meet to endorse the Bieh Leader
  • Press Release of Bahar Idris Abugarda
  • When Did the SPLM Turn Separatist?
  • The Beja Congress demands the trial of the Port Sudan massacre and Condemns the violation of Human rights in Sudan
  • Sudan: The Obama Administration Expresses Concern About Arms Flow in Sudan
  • Urgent call for Peace from Diaspora Sudanese Women
  • The UN Secretary Generals Special Representative for Sudan Ashraf Qazi Congratulates the Government and the People of Sudan on the Fifth Anniversary of the CPA
  • Media Release: Preparations of Young Anya-Anya
  • Oversight Committee for social peace in South Darfur:Statement of public opinion and all advocates of social peace and human rights:
  • Statement of the SPLM Chapter denouncing the arrest of the SG of the SPLM, his deputy and democratic protestors
  • Amnesty International Reports Sudanese Protesters Tortured After 200 Arrests in Protest Outside Parliament in Khartoum
  • Carter Center Welcomes Peaceful Voter Registration in Sudan; Urges Further Steps to Improve Registration Process
  • PRESS RELEASE: Sudanese Group in Ottawa for Supporting the Democratic Transition
  • Denmark: Government must arrest Sudanese President if he attends climate conference
  • Congratulating Lt. Gen., H. E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, the President of South Sudan Government for Handling Longechuk
  • Press Release: Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict visiting Sudan
  • Turkey: No to safe haven for fugitive from international justice
  • Sudan: Death row prisoner bore marks of torture
  • Statement by the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan Condemning the Kidnapping of a Red Cross Worker in Darfur
  • Uganda: Amnesty International says government obliged to arrest Sudanese President
  • Press Release: Protest in support of Lubna Hussein
  • The South Sudanese Parliamentarians in A Political mess
  • Open Message from Sudan Liberation Movement /Army SLM/A to African Leaders to support the victims of Darfur
  • Seed of discord and tribalism in South Sudan planted by SPLM against some South Sudanese:
  • African Union Panel on Darfur Khartoum Hearing
  • A response to the Nuer Supreme Council press release titled “SPLM-DC betrays South Sudan interests
  • SPLM-DC betrays South Sudan interests
  • Nuer Community Calls upon Lt. Gen. Kiir to Reverse Upper Nile StateAppointments
  • Nuer Community Calls upon Lt. Gen. Kiir to Reverse Upper Nile State Appointments
  • Sudan: Unamid's New Deputy Force Commander Joins Mission
  • The Nuer Community Welcomes Bentiu Peace Initiative
  • SLM Statement on the Cancellation of the Civil Society Conference
  • The Family of Prophet Ngundeng Bong has withdrawn its endorsement of Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth
  • Strong Statement: The SPLM Caucus stands for Sudanese diversity
  • The Memorandum of the Sudanese Communities in Europe
  • Nuer Community Warns SPLM’s Leadership of Consequences of Dismissing Dr. Lam Akol
  • League of Arab States/Sudan: Humanitarian assistance must not be made hostage to arrest warrant against President al-Bashir
  • In press release Sudanese embassy in Nairobi says ICC has no jurisdiction over Sudan, President Al-Bashir will continue his constitutional responsibilities and duties internally and externally
  • President Omer Bashir Should Surrender Himself to ICC
  • Statement from the Sudan Liberation Movement Regarding Issuance of Warrant of Arrest against El Basher
  • ICC issues a warrant of arrest for Omar Al Bashir, President of Sudan/ La CPI délivre un mandat d’arrêt à l’encontre du Président soudanais Omar Al Bashir
  • Sudan: Amnesty International warns 2.2 million at risk in Darfur after aid agencies expelled
  • PRESS RELEASE: Darfur rally in NY Dag Hammarskjold Park ,near the Sudan Mission
  • Sudan: Respect for Human Rights Plummets Further
  • Jarch Capital and Leac Company did not engage in future oil deals in southern Sudan
  • Darfur: International community fails to protect
  • Sudan: 2009 Could Be a Make or Break Year for Peace - UN Special Representative
  • Launching of the Sudan DDR programme in Blue Nile State
  • British Ambassador marks the 25th Anniversary of the Chevening Scholarship Programme