Arrest warrant issued for Sudanese President
The warrant isn’t for genocide…but crimes against humanity. From MSNBC:
THE HAGUE, Netherlands – The Netherlands-based International Criminal Court on Wednesday announced an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes in the Darfur region — a move that could provoke a violent backlash.
But the three-judge panel said there was insufficient evidence to support charges of genocide.
“He is suspected of being criminally responsible … for intentionally directing attacks against an important part of the civilian population of Darfur, Sudan, murdering, exterminating, raping, torturing and forcibly transferring large numbers of civilians, and pillaging their property,” court spokeswoman Laurence Blairon said.
I can’t believe there isn’t enough evidence of genocide..wtf do these guys need to charge this bastard with genocide?
This is the first warrant against a sitting leader by the ICC. Whether they will ever be able to put this piece of shit on trial is another story entirely.