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JEM chief to leave Libya in the coming days, says Sudan president

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August 12, 2010 (KHARTOUM) — The Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir today revealed that the leader of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) Khalil Ibrahim will leave Libya in the coming days.

Ibrahim has ended up staying in Libya after Chad denied him entry last May marking a dramatic end to a special relationship with the rebel group after years of providing them with logistical backing.

Since the rebel leader arrived in Libya, the Sudanese government has been pressing its neighbour at the highest level to either expel him or hand him over for his role in leading an attack on the capital two years ago.

However, the Libyan government signalled that it will not heed to Sudan’s request but pledged to limit Ibrahim’s movements and prevent him from making political statements or issuing orders to his forces.

Today Sudan official news agency (SUNA) quoted Bashir as telling his cabinet that he agreed with his Libyan counterpart Muammar Gaddafi during his visit last week to Tripoli That Ibrahim must leave the country and that this will take place in the coming days.

In June, the director of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) Mohamed Atta Al-Moula said that Libya is in the process of expelling the rebel chief.

But today, the JEM spokesperson Ahmed Hussein dismissed Bashir’s assertions as "propaganda".

"There has been no change in the status of Dr. Khalil’s stay in Libya. Bashir is simply trying to cover up for his army’s defeats. Our movement’s presence on the ground is as strong as ever and they know it," Hussein said.

JEM signed a tentative agreement and ceasefire with Khartoum in February which unravelled amid renewed clashes. The rebel group suspended its participation in the Doha peace talks saying that the Sudanese government violated the accord.

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  • 13 August 2010 07:53, by DASODIKO

    Dear readers
    can you imagine that Sudanese elected President Bashir was received at Libia Airport by a person incharge of popular committee in the city not even a Minister.

    Haaaaa, Haaaaaaa; the fool was also embrassed by the statement of the son of Gaddafi Seif Al Islam who urged the International Community to arrest Bashir who committed genocide agaist the innocent civilians in Darfur.

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    • 13 August 2010 09:16, by Anuei A.Akoon.

      Dear guys,

      Bashir must face the court althought Gaddafi didn’t arrest him will be arrest sooner.

      Akoondit.

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      • 13 August 2010 10:20, by Aduol Liet

        Omar al Bashir must leave Sudan early time.

        Expelling rebels from where they are residing in foreign Countries will not solving your war crimes and crime against humanity which let you get indicted last year and even these days. The life of any rebels around the world does not need to live in the comfortable places, but they can live under Trees while their mission will go on. Darfuri rebel leader can still leave Libya and he will still live in the Bush and he will continuously confronting your troops and there will be no any different from your expelling which you told Libyan government.

        There are two answers only and Omar al Bashir and his Idiots National Congress Party must choose one. The first answer is that, this indictment criminal killer Omar al Bashir need to leave Sudan just like many leaders in the world did it when they were told to leave her nation, because of their problems has a lots to say their being present is the really caused more problems and I think if he does then, the people of Sudanese will decide what to do before January 9,2011. The two answer is the reality that, in this problems there is no doubt in my mind that, Omar al Bashir will be arrested in the nearest future something that, this so call guilty National Congress Party must think about and they have to learn from Adolf Hitler when he was posting threaten to all European nations and guess what his Party has gone for good with him. The good option for indictment is to surrender to the ICC Judges that is the only good option. The bad optional it is when he shown that kind of arrogantness being repeated refusal to one from those good recommendation I have mention although I am none of the ICC Judges probably I can feel it and Omar al Bashir and his guilty National Congress Party will smelling in the coming days this is just matter of time and that will be good so that, you guys Northern Sudanese will experience the disasters which you guys made it in Southern Sudan and Darfur regions belief me or not your disaster is coming.

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