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Sudanese officials visit capitals to campaign against the ICC

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July 18, 2008 (KHARTOUM) — Sudanese Vice-President Ali Osman Taha and Presidential Adviser Mustafa Osman Ismail will tomorrow Saturday travel to Libyan to brief the Libyan leadership on developments in the situation in Sudan.

A crisis committee headed by the First Vice-President Salva Kiir Mayadrit has decided last Thursday to undertake a series of contacts with the friendly countries and allies to counter the ICC Prosecutor request to issue an arrest warrant against President Omer al-Bashir.

Mahjoub Fadl Badri, the president’s press secretary, told SUNA that the crisis committee in charge of managing the crisis with the ICC decided the diplomatic action

In the same context Presidential Assistant, Nafi Ali Nafi will visit Qatar to deliver a message to Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa from the Sudanese president.

On the other hand, Presidential Adviser Ghazi Salah Eddine Attabani will fly to Iran to deliver a message from Al-Bashir to the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to explain the Sudanese position on the charges filed by ICC Prosecutor against Sudan’s president

ICC Prosecutor Moreno- Ocampo requested an arrest warrant on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

The prosecutor filed 10 charges: three counts of genocide, five of crimes against humanity and two of murder. Judges are expected to take months to study the evidence before deciding whether to order al-Bashir’s arrest.

Ocampo accused Bashir of running a campaign of genocide that has killed 35,000 people outright, at least another 100,000 through a "slow death" and forced 2.5 million to flee their homes in Sudan’s western region.

Sudan does not recognise the ICC and refuses to hand over two other Sudanese — including a current cabinet minister — who face outstanding arrest warrants for alleged crimes in Darfur.

Vice-President Ali Osman Taha said this week that the indictment of the Sudanese President will hinder the implementation of the peace accords signed with former rebel the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement.

"We can’t go along with implementing the CPA or other agreements with a president that is subject to international trial," he added, in reference to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, the 2005 deal that ended two decades of civil war in the south.

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  • 19 July 2008 05:01, by Baggaran

    In Taha’s statement: "We can’t go along with implementing the CPA or other agreements with a president that is subject to international trial,".

    Time to replace the failed head of a failed and corrupt state?

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  • 19 July 2008 06:49, by William Dimo Deng - Melbourne - Australia

    The Vice president Ali Osman Taha is the most wanted. in fact Omar Hassin Al-Bashir is rospndsible as a president, but the mastermind in all genocide is the Vice president Ali Taha who replace the lat first president Zubair Mohamed Sally who died in assassination orgnized by Ali Taha when he was the head of Sudan security in secret, and Shems-Aldien vice to him.

    Omar Al-basher C.V, he was not from radically Islamic movement, but Shike Hassin Al-Torabi was the first mastermind to pressure Omar Al-Bashir to accept new Islamic movement, strategy of 10 years then increased to 25 years to change Sudan to be Islamic country even to be the first before Saudia Arabia as Torabi was expecting.
    But seddenly Torabi change his mind and started to put himself as a candidate for a president of sudan,which make other of Islamic movement got very angery that, how can A black man like Torabi to becomes president and he is look like devil because he is black.They held meeting as( A wallad Al Balet) Aboriginals of sudan, after meeting the decision of 14 Ramadan the arrest of Hassin Al-Torabi and jail him.

    Ali Taha becames danger to Omar Al-Bashir again, he has got Maliatia (Diffa Al-Shabi) and security, and Omar with arms, so he want Omar to accept what he want or Omar will face assassination, then Omar Has no option, he started to genocide people of Darfur by Ali Taha pressurer.

    The head of Islamic movement foundementallsm is Ali Osman Taha, Nafi Ali Nafi who changed his name because he was the first man of Ossama Bin Laden in sudan, he fears of CIA, and Mustaffa Issmail.

    Omar Al-Bashir has been cheated to accept new Islamic movement,when Zubir Mohamed Sally force him because he was his colleague in Sudan Arms Forces,then he digs a hole to his freind with Torabi advice,and killed in upper Nile in plane togather with Arock Thone Arrock by Arrock body guards gun,the plane crushed in river.
    So Zubair M Sally has been ask to assassnate Arrock in South and they two died, but Dr Lam Akoul was survivor and Sudan Security threaten him not to talk about it.

    Ali Osman Taha is the first mastermind of any assassination in Sudan, and genocide in Darfur.

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    • 19 July 2008 19:11, by Bol Madut

      I found Ali Osman Taha’s statement to be one of most irresponsible statement one can say. For your information Mr. So-called "Second Vice President", CPA was not OmarAl-Bashir’s personal gift to the people of Southern Sudan and Nuba Mountain. It’s earned through a hard fought battle that lasted twenty plus years.

      Stating that the indictment against Al-Bashir will put an end to the implementation of the CPA is not a wise thing to say. I hope the ICC judges proceed in indicting Al-Bashir and you as well; and I dare that whoever one of your criminals that will remains from being charged to declare the an end to the CPA and the whole world will see what will happen.

      My final message to Mr. Salva Kiir is to resign from heading the committee that was recently selected to seek the reversal of the ICC indictment against Al-Bashir. It’s hardening to see those of Mr. Taha and Nafi issuing statement after another every now and then belittling you.

      You need to draw the line and make it very clear to them where you stand so that they understand that you’re not going to tolerate any statement that undermine you as a first Vice President of the Sudan and most importantly, as a President of Southern Sudan.

       Bol Madut,

      Nevada, USA

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