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September 28, 2009 (WASHINGTON) — The arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) last March has placed restrictions on where president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir can travel, a Sudanese official said today.

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Sudanese adviser to the President Ghazi Salah Al-Deen Atabani addresses the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters Monday, Sept. 28, 2009 (AP)

Bashir has been charged by the ICC judges on seven counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Sudan’s Western region of Darfur since 2003.

Sudan rejects the charges and says it does not recognize the ICC jurisdiction as it has not ratified its founding treaty.

The court’s decision is “limiting the movement of the president,” Al-Bashir adviser Ghazi Salah Al-Deen told Associated Press in an interview.

“He has to study of course any particular (travel plan) on its own merits” he said.

The Sudanese official stressed that Bashir would not give himself up to the court’s jurisdiction.

“Give himself up? No way. No way. Because they have to convince us that there’s a real case there. There’s no real case. It’s all politics,” Salah Al-Deen said.

“If there is a case, it should be tried in Sudan,” he added in a rare remark by a Sudanese official.

Sudanese officials have sought to downplay the impact of the warrant on Bashir’s movements saying that he is moving freely when the need arises.

Ever since the arrest warrant Bashir travelled to regional Arab and African countries, none which are ICC members.

The Sudanese president received a boost last July when the African Union (AU) summit held in Libya last July granted him immunity from arrest in the continent under article 98 of the Rome Statute.

However, Bashir has not tried to test the African ICC members. He was forced to turn down an invitation last July from Uganda for a summit after he was warned that he might risk arrest.

Last week the South African president Jacob Zuma told CNN in an interview that he will order Bashir arrested if he sets foot in his country and will not stop it.

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  • 29 September 2009 09:43, by Oduko

    I am here to start the topic by not allow Oshay to start it. He always start the topic to conpues we southerners, so be happy and focuse on Criminal Al bashiir.

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    • 29 September 2009 10:34, by Gatwech

      This criminal Al-Beshir will remain a fugitive that will either die a natural death after living a sad life or be arrested and locked in the white man’s prison till he dies.

      It is a pity that the NCP doesn’t have any other leader to take over, leaving the country to be rulled by a criminal who avoids world’s important trips and meetings.

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  • 29 September 2009 09:45, by Mzalendo Mwema

    We want mr.president Bashier to go and proof himself innocent before the court(ICC).The world is the world of justice not impunity and that is all.GO!GO!!!!! TO COURT MAN.

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    • 29 September 2009 10:36, by Jok 011

      HA HAAAAAA, for real Mr Mwezelando, Omar Bashir has to go to the ICC court and prove that he is innocent. Otherwise, it will be better for him to order all the World comedian to jail before he apear on court so that no body will make funn at him.

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      • 29 September 2009 20:00, by Albino Kuel

        ? Omar is seemed to distance him away from Darfur problem, but who was behind that problem.
        ? Although Ali Mohamed Taha said they have ruled for long time of period and they are given the country for the sake of peace. Shame on him, can you look at yourself and black people from Southern Sudan. Who is who!!
        ? Although Dr.John Garang said to Bashir in 1997 that Bashir wants cease-fire at a wrong time then, this is wrong time to bashir to convince ICC and if he convince ICC then, Sadam Hassan`s family will open the case against ICC by now and no human right for all.

        By your brother

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  • 29 September 2009 10:02, by Mathiang BT

    Criminal Ghazi, Have you ever been beaten by your child? Bashir is criminal and the head of sudan. Who do think will solve the case since he is overall in Sudan. He must go to Huge, There will be a time for Bashir to face justice.
    God of poor sudanese killed by Bashir will let him pay for what he did.
    I wish African leaders should think like President Jacob.

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    • 29 September 2009 19:55, by Sudani Logik

      Any one who is fully knowledge-able of world politics will fully understand that this joke called the ICC is a political tool!

      Bashir should just resign and return the nation to its majority owners, AFRICANS! So we could do away with this pathetic label "Arabic Nation"! Alternatively run a free election and the majority will bring about the much needed change.

      For those who blindly support the ICC, you cannot fight oppression and dictatorship by allying yourself with a dictatorial tool such as the ICC! Its own charter indicates that Bashir could not be apprehended unless immunity is lifted by the very government he heads (irony)! I would like to see how you would react if Bush was indicted by the ICC but was freely allowed to travel due to fears of the world’s only super power’s reprisals?

      Remember a few years back, Henry Kissinger (veteran US politician) was wanted by a Belgian Human’s Rights court for atrocities committed during the Vietnam war but the US government warned Belgium of grave consequences if he was apprehended during a summit he was due to attend! Guess what, he attended and nothing happened to him... The US even went as far as threatening the EU of withdrawing financial help to NATO which made up the bulk of NATO’s funding not to mention the hardware power they bring to the table.

      You can be against Bashir and call for him to be charged but be aware of using imperialistic tools such as the ICC! There are many heads of governments around the world who could be indicted by the ICC but ask yourself why it selects those it indicts? its called politics!!

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  • 29 September 2009 10:33, by oshay

    Why don’t they arrest that Dinka cow boy Kiir for the crimes he commited on non dinka. Mr Ghazi is correct, it is all political.

    And Odukbol please refrain from using vulgar language.

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    • 29 September 2009 10:44, by Jok 011

      Oshay, I know your husband is in travel with ICC, so start looking for another one, maybe you will be lucky to find one. And don’t cry too much.

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    • 29 September 2009 10:49, by Monyde Bai

      It is amazing that Ghazi Saladeen has acknowledged that there is an arrest warrant against his boss Al Beshir and that he cannot hand over himself unless he is arrested. Sure Mr. Religious remover, or Salah Deen, you have known that your boss faced an arrest and sure the dude will be arrested if he resists surrender himself to the ICC. He should also avoid South Sudan, Nuba Mtns, Ingessena, Darfur and the far North the home town of Nubians. Encase yourself into your bag not our capital Kartoum or otherwise, we will hand you over and sure, you will be either handed over or arrested inside Kartoum, amid air, at sea or on the road.

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    • 29 September 2009 11:15, by pol d

      Mrs. Oshay everyone learn that,you don’t like Dinka it’s okay,and also
      you don’t even like cows too as you call Dinka cow.Warning pleas! please! don’t eat beef of any animals or,drink any milk,you can be dead soon.
      GOD bless SouthSudan.

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    • 29 September 2009 11:24, by Sudan virus

      Yes Ashy.

      Bashir committed political crime.So he must face the ICC court.
      Kiir did committed political crimes because he released thousands of Arab prisoners of war.He deserve to be tried by the judiciary of the government of south Sudan.

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      • 29 September 2009 12:36, by BUSTA 2

        Kiir must face ICC Bashir.

        If ICC free and fair, Kiir should be taken there to answered few questions based on how he and his boys are killing non-Dinkas in EQs.

        We have more evidence how Kiir is killing people leave alone corruption which is normal activities in South Sudan.

        Kiir dont laugh your time is coming and soon you will be putting on your cowboy hat in Hague.

        Brother in Christ,

        Busta 2

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        • 29 September 2009 12:46, by Lokorai

          I agree with Oshay on this even if Oshay is a mundukuru.

          The threat for arrest of the Sudan president is indeed so painful thing to talk about.

          The Americans use the ICC to do such stupid move against the sovereign head of another government. Its a big slap in our face as Sudanese not just mundukuru, because we are still in one country.

          How do you feel if an American president is humiliated like that? In fact the ICC should have started its impunity scare against big fish.

          Its too bad the world we lived!

          Lokorai

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          • 29 September 2009 13:38, by Samani

            looooooool
            You say Oshay doesnt like Dinka’s. Who does ?
            The northerners ... i dont think so. The southerners i doubt.
            So all you hard-core pro-separatist Dinka’s who think they will own the South after it secedes. HAHAHAHAHA
            It will be civil war before other tribes in the South agree or submit to Dinka’s ruling them.

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            • 29 September 2009 15:38, by DASODIKO

              I feel very disappointed to see the President advisor not even any of the Vice President of the country or foreign minister standing on the podium of the UN addressing the members of states on behalf of all Sudanese. Imagine in inferiority complex of all Sudanese pushed them to send the Turkish descendent to represent the country named black. What a pity feelings? It’s not racism that I am talking about, but the sovereignty dictates us to think so, since we are representing one million square miles. And if the case is the issue of the President advisors! So how many advisors the President has? 60 advisors. So why only Ghazi only?

              What happen for the two Vice Presidents Kiir and Taha, are they dead?

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          • 29 September 2009 17:25, by BEN-ALEX PIRAMOE

            my dear sudanese let us learn something from oshay and lokoroi were they are heading to this will be the nexrt coming terrorist and criminals of suddan let us think of the situations of your sorrunding from were you live what is by your side in your homes a tilled home a storage building? nothing but craves .you have been bought with money of sudan and to be aganist sudanese
            even if we are still sudanese we don’t want to be led by a criminal a murder and selfish man who deserves to be hange alive like sadaam ossen. you are being weighied from this country i don’t aggree with people like lokorai who have been defited by a simple leadership of his family. let the charges go ahead for bachir to go and rest from a good shade (IF ONE HAND LEADS YOU TO SIN CUT IT AND THROUGH AWAY IT IS GOOD TO ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD WITHOUT ONE HAND THAN TO BE CHARGE FOR YOU CRIMES.

            Ben alex

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  • 29 September 2009 21:35, by mohammed osman

    ICC has to stop talking too much like a pregnants womens and move to get this criminal Omer bashir, we here in northern sudan are the suffers most as a results of this US sanctions and oppressions also by the current government. we want change now. Omer basher only wants powers, the man he is not interested in the wellfare of the sudanese peoples but this does not means we will bow down to the americans and their foolish splm dogs, we arabs only bow to allah.

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    • 30 September 2009 01:59, by Monyde Bai

      MOhamed, you are not an Arab, you just an hybrid, mulato or jellaba for that matter. But if it does scare you to death when you look at you skin and get terrorized or pertified at yourself, you may call yourself an Arab I’m fine with that if it will give you some peace of mind from your personal inferiority complex syndrome.
      I do know you and you uncle Oshay and Beshir to be African Muslim who are darker then me as a Southerner. But if you are scared of yourself and want to run away from yourself, then that is fine with me, I cannot forced you to accept youself. You and your uncles AL Beshir, Osman Taha, Nafie Ali Nafie, Salah Gosh, Saddiq Al Mahdi, Ali Mirghani and Mubarak Al Fadhil are self hating African Muslims who are so scared of their dark skin colors and traumatized by their African origins.
      good luck buddy go to the Arab World if it will make you better. But what I know is if you go to Saudia Arabia and Egypt because I was there and I assure you I’m lighter then you and Beshir but, they will call you ya samara ya sermuth or niger and prostitute.
      good luck buddy go to the Arab World and be an Arab leave our Sudan because Sudan means the land of black man.

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  • 30 September 2009 06:40, by Samson Shawel Ambaye

    God be with ICC UN Security Council. God will arrest Bashir regardless of pretexts Bashir is lying in several ways. Blood of victims of Darfur is crying before God and he never escape. Bashir is a trapped rat.

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