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Arab league backs Sudan’s Bashir against ICC indictments

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September 16, 2010 (KHARTOUM) – A meeting of the Arab league foreign ministers today endorsed a resolution reaffirming its position in rejecting the arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) against the Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir for war crimes and genocide allegedly committed in Darfur.

An Arab Ministerial Committee on the affairs of the Sudan expressed solidarity with Sudan and face of the ICC’s decisions and called annulling the warrants noting that Sudan is not a member of this Court.

The committee which is comprised of Egypt, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Libya, Qatar, Sudan, UAE, Oman and Syria slammed "attempts to politicize the principles of international justice and used in the erosion of State sovereignty , unity and stability".

The ICC’s first-ever warrant against a sitting head of state was issued for Bashir in March 2009 on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The second was issued in July 2010 on charges of genocide.

The United Nations says up to 300,000 people have died since conflict broke out in Darfur in 2003, when ethnic minority rebels took up arms against the Bashir’s Arab-dominated regime for a greater share of resources and power.

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  • 17 September 2010 10:40, by biarawieu

    you are all criminals, there is no way for you to rejected the issued given to criminals president by (ICC). backing up al-bashir from the decisions made by the international criminals court (ICC) will not stop him to face the justice.

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    • 17 September 2010 10:56, by Kon Paul Awenchol

      Arab League a bullocks of Criminal.
      Fact remain a fact,Bashir must face the World Justice,no claim of backing Bashir from rule of Law, it is "ICC on Bashir indictment is inevitable",Arab league is an organization organize to set foot defend for problems facing any Arab country,but one thing you must to put in your mind is that,Sudan is not an Arab Country but an African Country,if Bashir has opted today in that way let him stop from sharing foreign realm with African. Don’t put Sudan as an Hermaphrodite country. foolish Arab League,a summit of fool criminal who have well specializes in terrorist actives and Racism.

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  • 17 September 2010 10:47, by Nhial Reath Thoan

    Your unity as an Arab, determined that you are so weak in this modern World of Political and Democratic Strategy. Sudan is a country with so many diversities , it is not an Arab country and will never be an Arab country at all.

    Almost 98% of Sudanese community are originally an African people Allah believed that and Iam even quite sure ,’’ that even the so called Mohammed,prophet of Allah knew that too’’.

    Your stupid political Ambition as an Arab your Excellency, WILL STRENGTHEN OUR WEAKNESS IN STRUGGLING FOR OUR RIGHTS TILL THE END OF TIME.

    Wake up African people in Darfur, Abyei ,BlueNile and Mighty South sudan . Wake up not to destroyed the human nature of the so called Arabs , but to correct their false teching in politics ,Religion and in Democratic World.

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    • 17 September 2010 13:10, by Makol Dhal

      Our problems in Sudan is what they called Arab league!Arab Countries We are not just even physically Arab, but they want to made us and the world to believe that we are Arab on our own land.This is not acceptable for the rest of live by all means unless to allow the reality to pass through.

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  • 17 September 2010 14:54, by Nakedu Mura

    This is business as usual. nothing more than rhetorics. AL!

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  • 17 September 2010 22:01, by paul baak anyaar

    I am not surprised by the League’s intinctive rejection of the ICC arrest warrant against Al Bashir. Arab League is made up of a bunch of dangerous criminals who went to the same school with Bashir. So this is where Bashir rightly belongs - the League. Surely you can’t expect a gang of bad boys to watch reluctantly one of their members taken to a slaughterhouse even if it is clear that he has committed the most serious atrocities.
    Nonetheless, Bashir will be brought to justice despite all this blindness to the rule of law by the Au, IGAD and the so-called Arab League.

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