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Arab League chief visits Sudan to present plan on stalling ICC indictments


July 20, 2008 (KHARTOUM) — The Arab League chief Amr Moussa met with Sudan president Omar Hassan Al-Bashir and offered a plan aimed at stalling the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Darfur.

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Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir (R) meets with Arab League General Secretary Amr Mussa in the capital Khartoum on July 20, 2008 (AFP)

The plan, which was not disclosed, is believed to include holding national proceedings for Darfur war crimes. According to the Rome Statue the ICC will not look in a case that has been prosecuted in local courts.

The Arab League said in the resolution last Saturday that Sudanese judiciary is capable of prosecuting Darfur war crime suspect and described the ICC’s prosecutor position as “unbalanced”.

Sudan official news agency (SUNA) quoted Moussa as saying that there is an acceptance from Khartoum to the plan.

However Sudan presidential adviser Mustafa Ismail told reporters that no decision has been made yet on Moussa’s plan.

The Arab League chief said he will meet with Sudan Vice President and other officials tomorrow to continue discussions on the plan.

The ICC’s prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo asked pre-trial judges last Monday to issue arrest warrants for Sudanese president Omar Hassan Al-Bashir.

Ocampo 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.

Sudan dispatched a number of its envoys to Libya, Iran and Qatar seeking support against the ICC. Despite the Arab League resolution, most Arab governments maintained silence after the ICC announcement.


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  • 21 July 2008 08:58, by William Dimo Deng - Melbourne - Australia

    Amer Mosa visit to Khartoum, will meet, Omar Al-Bashir and Sadig Al-Mhadi and also the BBC corspondent Mohamed Khlit in Khartoum said Omer Mosa will meet the (First vice president Ali Osman Taha)please chech BBC on Radio. Did Ali Osman Taha become First Vice president??.
    That meant corespondent knows the situation in sudan that, who is First vice and second vice president.Mr Salva Kiir.

    But no meeting with SPLA/M or sudan foreign ministery. Mr Deng Aluor.
    Amer Mosa want to meet Arab not enemy of Arab, from South or Darfur.

    Omar Mosa is coming to play Egyption Games in Sudan and Arab League, and Egypt was the first Arab country who reject peace agreement CPA and ask to force thire agenda Egypt,Lybia agenda.

    What Arab suggest to Sudan?
    only permission to committe genocide, pushing African with them to carry agenda of the impact of the peace agreement and the security of the region, cheating African.
    Why Arab League? and what AU?

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  • 21 July 2008 10:36, by phillip o

    ICC doesn’t know any league mr.Mussa.Even when an element in the league commits a crime againt humanity,ICC comes in to rescue the peolpe.You can exercie your Leaguness in a diffrent planet if you want to avoid ICC.

    Dispatcing a number of envoys to Libya,Iran,and Qatar doesn’t help mr.president. It’s a waste of our resources instead.

    You are not prosecuted by the Arab League you are turning to but the ICC.Therefore,you must face the ICC if you don’t doubt yourself.

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  • 21 July 2008 14:11, by Daniel Kalaka

    Mr Amer Mussa seem to be too logic but not realistic in your point of view!Sudan is not an arabic country but since the parasite from Egyptian effect it during colonzation then the Arabic bussiness influence it to be an arabic country but indeed sudan belongs to Africain country for your point of information.

    The Presudent Bashir is trying to manuevering is way by all means that the war crime that has been charged against him to get ride of it by deploying his arabic men to iran,yemen and Qatar in order to get out crime he did.The propasol of hand over two crime as came year ago and Bashir has refuse it and how can Bashir accept these plan of you unless you are an arab then he can accept it and he doesn’t agree please take him and go back with him to your arabic country Instead

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  • 21 July 2008 20:21, by messiah

    Stupid Arabs’ League

    Our Sudan of black shall never be ruled by you when we-Dinkas/Kakwas/Baris/Kukus and many more are still a live, it will be the second country to South Africa where White or brown as your anuses will be roaming without leadership seat in Assembly.
    Take your nonsense away and let Bashir the under-developed minded dog of Sudan a lone does all the fake of him.
    He is buying attileries for fight with who? with Sudanese people but let me remind you and Bashir that the next fight after the current CPA will be led by the death of Al Bashir.

    Thanks alot

    The next Messiah

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  • 21 July 2008 23:30, by Black Gold

    sudan the politics of religion: the politics of defeat. can be heard here- http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/21777

    S.R.’s archive: http://srr.rustynode.com/index.html also
    independant black pirate radio from oakland ca. Slave Revolt or Die.

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