• Al-Bashir, who was overthrown by the military in April last year amid nationwide protests
  • Bashir is primarily wanted over actions taken during the conflict in Darfur.
  • The first warrant for arrest for Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir was issued on 4 March 2009, the second on 12 July 2010. 

Former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and others wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) are to be handed over to the Hague, where he is wanted on charges of genocide and war crimes.

Al-Bashir, who was overthrown by the military in April last year amid nationwide protests, faces charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity over the conflict that broke out in Darfur in 2003.

Hassan al-Taaishi, a member of Sudan’s ruling Sovereign Council, said on Tuesday that an agreement had been made in Juba with Darfuri rebels that will see all those wanted for war crimes would be given to the ICC.

“We agreed that everyone who had arrest warrants issued against them will appear before the International Criminal Court. I am saying it very clearly,” al-Taishi said.

“Without them appearing before the International Criminal Court, we cannot achieve transitional justice and healing,” al-Taishi concluded.

Bashir is primarily wanted over actions taken during the conflict in Darfur. The UN has said the conflict left at least 300,000 people dead and displaced 2.5 million others.

The first warrant for arrest for Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir was issued on 4 March 2009, the second on 12 July 2010.

Bashir, who was ousted by anti-government protests in April 2019, was sentenced to two years in detention after being found guilty of corruption and receiving illegal gifts by a Sudanese court in December.

He has since been held in a prison in Khartoum.

 

 

 

 

 

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