Foreign Affairs
Former Sudanese President to be charged with genocide

The former President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir is expected to be arraigned in front of the International Court of Justice, charged with killing a large number of people in Darfur 17 years ago.

In the conflict with the rebels it was stated that around a quarter of a million people were killed and 2.5 million had to leave their home and find shelter in other places or countries. Bashir will be facing charges of ordering the murder of demonstrators who were trying to remove him from power.

The Sudanese Government in its talks with the rebels said that peace cannot be achieved until justice is carried out and those who were responsible for the genocide are arraigned in. Court.

A Government spokesman said that there is a need for the wound to be healed and all those who are responsible for the genocide, including former President Bashir who was removed from power last April, are brought to justice.

Bashir had taken control of the country through a coup d’etat in 1989 and governed Sudan with a steel grip.