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Libya pressed to block Bashir from attending 3rd Africa-EU Summit: report

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November 12, 2010 (KHARTOUM) – The European Union (EU) expressed its objections to Libya over the possible attendance of the Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir at the 3rd Africa-EU Summit that will take place on November 29th, according to a newspaper report.

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Libya’s leader Muammar Al-Gaddafi (R) welcomes Sudan’s President Omer Hassan al-Bashir (AP)

Bashir received the invitation to participate from his Libyan counterpart Muammar Al-Gaddafi last July who dispatched his personal envoy Mohamed Sayyala to Khartoum at the time.

An unnamed African diplomat told the Qatar-based Al-Sharq newspaper that the EU has expressed reservations over the attendance of the Sudanese leader who faces an arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes and genocide allegedly committed in Darfur.

The diplomat said that the EU alluded to Tripoli that Bashir’s attendance could impact their representation level at the summit. He added that the likely way out from this deadlock is to ask Sudan to send another official instead of Bashir to attend.

A similar incident occurred this year when Paris decided to change the venue of the France-EU summit after Egypt, the original host, insisted on inviting Bashir.

Both Egypt and Libya have strongly backed Bashir against the ICC indictment.

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  • 13 November 2010 04:52, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    Europe has taken the right stand. It should have been noticed that the authors of the calamity in Sudan is Egypt and Libya together with most of the members of Arab Leaque. No surprise should be raised when Egypt or Libya stands with their cousins in Sudan who have perpetrated a crime against humanity.

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    • 13 November 2010 21:00, by Joseph Dut Gak

      Those blacken arabian will one day put so call Bashir in hot pot and Bashir is the man you can see short distance of tiping gun point.
      Time will tell.

      Dut

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    • 19 January 2013 12:08, by chalbhtho

      I am currently looking into a career change and this post helped to see another aspect of the industry. I appreciate your article.
      Mary

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  • 13 November 2010 11:05, by Murle Intellectual

    This criminal will always be blocked by the free nations until he will finally be hanged like his master Saddaam Hussein

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    • 13 November 2010 14:19, by Marial Mangar Akol

      Dear readers,
      It’s true that he must be block in every free countries like those places, so Mr. Z cool down in your own country untill you will handed over to the justice. no way out now.

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      • 13 November 2010 15:12, by Ito

        Dear Readers, President Bashir himself knows that he is not far from the fingers of international court. NCP tactics of trying to delay the plebiscite by indulging in activities that are contrary to that in the CPA e.g the rejection of the agreed abyei decision by the arbiters, the proposal to include the Messirya in the south sudan referendum, and post-independence arrangements and many more proves that they are completely deviant and hence not interested in whatever they have sign with the South.

        I strongly urge the EU members to adhere and commit to their international commitment so as to make this world conducive and peaceful for every citizens living on this earth

        I leave you with the words of Paul "Peace Be with you"

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  • 14 November 2010 06:06, by Sihs

    THE TEXT REFLECTS A DIFFERENT MEANING/FACTS COMPARED TO THE TITLE....................PLEASE CORRECT YOUR TITLE .

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    • 14 November 2010 17:07, by Paul Ongee

      Sihs,

      Please, be specific so that you can be helped how to understand the Title and the text. Since EU is obligated not to communicate with or invite indicted leader like Omer Hassan Al-Bashir, Sudanese leader is invited through Libya. In this case, EU is pressing Libya not to allow Al-Bashir make any attempt to attend the summit. Otherwise Al-Bashir is likely to to get arrested and taken to The Hague.

      Paul Ongee
      Khartoum, Sudan

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      • 14 November 2010 17:11, by Paul Ongee

        Correction: Al-Bashir is invited by Libya (NOT through Libya).

        Sihs,

        Please, be specific so that you can be helped how to understand the Title and the text. Since EU is obligated not to communicate with or invite indicted leader like Omer Hassan Al-Bashir, Sudanese leader is invited by (not through) Libya. In this case, EU is pressing Libya not to allow Al-Bashir make any attempt to attend the summit. Otherwise Al-Bashir is likely to to get arrested and taken to The Hague.

        Paul Ongee
        Khartoum, Sudan

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        • 15 November 2010 01:38, by Sihs

          Thanks for your input, but I mean the title should at least say " Libya was pressed ......" , since the pressure came fro the EU not Libya. Correct me if i am wrong !!

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