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July 15, 2013 (WASHINGTON) - The Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir returned home abruptly before the conclusion of the HIV summit that took place in the Nigerian capital of Abuja amid controversy over his attendance.

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Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir listens during a meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Hosni Mubarak (unseen) in Cairo on February 22, 2009 (AFP)

A Sudanese diplomat who would not give his name told The Associated Press that Bashir left at 3 p.m. Monday, less than 24 hours after he arrived and in the middle of a two-day summit which ends on Tuesday.

But he denied that Bashir’s hasty departure was related to demands for his arrest.

Another Sudanese diplomat attributed Bashir’s sudden departure to other engagements.

"He has left. He left in the afternoon (on Monday)," Mohammed Moiz, spokesman for the Sudanese embassy in Nigeria, told Agence France Presse (AFP) but gave no further details on the other engagement.

The Nigeria Coalition on the International Criminal Court (NCICC) issued a statement today condemning the government for hosting the Sudanese leader who is wanted by the ICC in connection with war crimes committed in Darfur.

NCICC said that Nigeria’s failure to arrest Bashir “will be a brazen disregard of its international treaty obligation under Article 89 of the Rome Statute of the ICC which it has ratified since 2001”.

“Such failure also undermines the pursuit of international justice, peace and security which are the objectives of the ICC” the group said.

The group also revealed that it has filed a suit at the federal high court Abuja seeking a domestic arrest warrant for Bashir.

“The judiciary in this country has the responsibility to implement legal obligations created by treaties undertaken by Nigeria. As a state party to the Rome statute of the ICC, Nigeria is under legal obligation to execute within its national jurisdiction the arrest warrants issued by the trial chamber of the ICC against Mr Al Bashir while in its national territory”.

The British government also released a statement expressing disappointment at Nigeria.

“The UK has a strong and abiding bilateral relationship with Nigeria. I am therefore disappointed that Nigeria has chosen to host President Al Bashir of Sudan at an African Union event, despite International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrants against him for alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. This undermines the work of the ICC and sends the victims a dismaying message that the accountability they are waiting for will be delayed further,” said the UK Foreign Office Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds

Abuja defended its decision to host Bashir saying it is abiding by AU decisions that instructs members not to cooperate with ICC in executing the warrant against the Sudanese president.

The minister of health Bahr Idriss Abu Garda, who accompanied Bashir to the summit, described the summit as a success adding that Sudan has played a crucial role with regards to establishing a roadmap to protect HIV positive individuals and simplifying efforts to combat the virus, as well as including Malaria and Tuberculosis.

He went on to say that resolutions issued in previous summits have been reaffirmed such as linking healthcare to development.

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  • 16 July 2013 12:18, by Jalaby

    I believe the biggest mistake that Bashir has ever done since he came to power through coup that he let Jonobean go (separate) without wiping out all the money (oil) in their pockets till nothing left to them at all then let them go if they want, he let them go for free!!
    You see now they didn’t let us enjoy that oil we discovered and produced and take all our

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    • 16 July 2013 12:24, by Jalaby

      compensations and due money because of the war that they started since 1955 and the great damage that they did in our economy and now for the ongoing support for the terrorist groups who undermining our national security and put Sudan at great risk, they didn’t let us deduct all our losses and fix the economy and they didn’t benefit themselves either from that oil!

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      • 16 July 2013 12:28, by Jalaby

        Yet the worse to come when the war between Dinka & Nuer erupts over who will rule the south, that expected war will make great chaos in the whole region and its heat for sure will reach us in the north!
        I believe Arab/Jalaba should forget about south oil and try to find other alternative because that war for sure will cause the oil production to stop!

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        • 16 July 2013 12:33, by Jalaby

          I really feel sorry for Arab/Jalaba because they didn’t make any real profit from that oil they discovered and produced and never got any real benefit from the south regardless it is united with north or separated with it, the equation is always the same, the output is always the same and = Loss!
          What an ugly shit is that?!!

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          • 16 July 2013 13:12, by seeker

            Hey ya Jalaby answer the question man,Somebody asked you.Does your uncle knows death?why did he leave Nageria? That is the topic man.

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          • 16 July 2013 13:30, by zulu

            THE INTERNATIONAL NEWS SAYS BESHIR RAN AWAY, NOT RUSH. TO DO WHAT,. HE WAS THREATENED OF ARREST AND HE SLIPS AWAY. SEE JUSTICE.
            AND YOU JALABY, THE NUER FOOD OVER. YOU WILL COME BACK HOME ONE DAY AFTER THE THUGS AND THE ARAB WANNABE GET TIRED OF YOU.

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            • 16 July 2013 14:16, by Kushoku

              Z.here is what happened exactly as it written in The Nigeria Gaurdian;Albashir was due to address the summit on Monday, when he was called for his presentation, he was NO WHERE TO BE FOUND!...just vanished when everybody is waiting,what a shame may be that is why my fellow countrymen Jalabi & N S don’t know what to say - what S Sudan or S T got to do with this running away fugitive

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            • 17 July 2013 11:42, by EES Kingmaker

              Zulu,
              Bashir narrowly missed it. He didn’t rush home as reported. Signs of his arrest is closest at the door. He will soon hit headlines. The NCP terrorists must prepare to seek hiding places or else they follow in the ICC criminal facilities.

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          • 16 July 2013 13:54, by moto

            JALABY
            YOU WISH US BAD LACK,BUT IT WIIL NOT HAPPEN.DINKA AND NUER WILL NEVER FIGHT.THIS WILL BE SOIVE THROUGH PEACEFULL MEANS.

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          • 16 July 2013 13:55, by moto

            JALABY
            YOU WISH US BAD LACK,BUT IT WIIL NOT HAPPEN.DINKA AND NUER WILL NEVER FIGHT.THIS WILL BE SOIVE THROUGH PEACEFULL MEANS.

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          • 16 July 2013 14:49, by Tibs

            @Fake Jalaba
            How many Muslim countries and groups can support al-Bashir is quite telling?
            He has systematically eliminated over 300,000 fellow Muslims and they haven’t batted an eyelash. Here an insightful article about the Arab and Muslim hypocrisy. A few years old, but quite relevant:
            The Hypocrisy in the Arab and Muslim World Regarding the Darfur Conflict

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            • 16 July 2013 14:50, by Tibs

              When Muslims suffer around the world in the hands of Americans, Russians, Serbs, or Israelis, the Arab and Muslim countries are very active in condemning the attacks and violence. Their governments complain and raise funds, diplomats protest, the media report, and the citizens demonstrate against "crusaders and infidels."
              But when Muslims suffer in the hands of an Arab regime, then there is barely

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              • 16 July 2013 14:53, by Tibs

                Since 2003, Sudan’s western province of Darfur is an epicenter of a conflict between the mainly "African" rebels and the Arab-controlled Sudanese government and their proxy militias. It is estimated that about 200,000 people have died in the conflict from fighting, disease, and starvation. The UN and aid agencies estimate that over two million Darfurians, out of a population of about six million,

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                • 16 July 2013 14:54, by Tibs

                  are living in refugee camps in Darfur and neighboring countries.
                  The Sudan’s ruling elite portrays itself as an "Arab" regime both at home and abroad. Some would say that this explains the lack of concern for the Darfur conflict in the Arab world. But things change when we consider the fact that both sides in the Darfur conflict are Muslim and that the Darfurians, both Arabs and Africans, are Suda

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                  • 16 July 2013 14:55, by Tibs

                    are Sudan’s most devout Muslims.
                    Even though Muslims are the victims in Darfur, the fact that they are the victims of an Arab regime prevents Arab and Muslim countries from acknowledging the humanitarian catastrophe in Darfur, let alone speaking against the horrendous crimes committed against innocent civilians in this Sudanese province.

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                    • 16 July 2013 14:58, by Tibs

                      Many people in the Arab world don’t even know about the conflict and human suffering in Darfur as there is hardly any news about Darfur in the Arab media. The only exceptions are Aljazeera and Alarabya news networks. According to Lawrence Pintak, a journalist and Arab media expert, the Darfur conflict is not covered by the Arab media as "it does not fit the template of Arabs being the victims

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                      • 16 July 2013 14:59, by Tibs

                        and other people the aggressors."
                        The involvement of many international humanitarian organizations in Darfur and the attention given to the conflict by the Western governments and media are "perceived by a large portion of Arab public opinion as yet another ’Western intervention’ in an Arab country’s affairs." Some Arab journalists even claim that the Darfur conflict is nothing but a "Zionist-Amer

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                        • 16 July 2013 15:00, by Tibs

                          The Arab countries and organizations such as the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Countries have shamefully ignored the conflict in Darfur. Not one Arab or Muslim leader "have spoken out against Khartoum’s policies in Darfur" that have targeted innocent civilians, destroyed entire communities, displaced millions, and killed 200,000 people.

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                          • 16 July 2013 15:01, by Tibs

                            Some Arab and Muslim organizations and countries publicly support the Sudanese government and its actions in Darfur. In 2004, the Arab League rejected any sanctions imposed on Sudan. Pakistan was one of the countries that blocked any meaningful actions by the UN to stop the Darfur conflict, claiming at the UN Security Council that "the human suffering in Darfur was insufficient to provoke serious

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                            • 16 July 2013 15:02, by Tibs

                              reflection on whether Sudan was fulfilling its responsibilities to its citizens."After the Darfur Peace Agreement was signed in May 2006, many Arab countries promised to financially contribute to Darfur’s development. However, no money was ever received from the Arab Development Fund and "the results of development and humanitarian meetings were not translated into action in Darfur." The fact that

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                              • 16 July 2013 15:04, by Tibs

                                T"Canada has pledged more aid [to Darfur’s displaced people] than all the Arab countries put together" says it all.
                                The Arab League finally recently showed interest in the Darfur conflict and vowed to organize new Darfur peace talksQatar. Some Darfur rebel groups dismissed the initiative, saying "the move [by the Arab world] came five years too late." The analysts and the rebel leaders believe

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                                • 16 July 2013 15:07, by Tibs

                                  this is just a "desperate attempt to save the Sudanese president from international justice," happening around the same time as the move by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to charge Omar al Bashir for the crimes committed against civilians in Darfur.
                                  The ICC’s prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has filed ten charges against Sudan’s president - three counts of genocide, five of crimes against

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                                  • 16 July 2013 15:09, by Tibs

                                    humanity and two of murder. The ICC accuses Bashir of orchestrating a campaign in Darfur since 2003 that killed 35,000 people, while at least 100,000 died through starvation and disease and 2.5 million people were forced to flee their homes.
                                    Immediately after the ICC announced the charges against Bashir, theArab League held an emergency meeting to discuss the indictment.

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                                    • 16 July 2013 15:11, by Tibs

                                      The League fully backed Sudan and Bashir and rejected the "politization" of the International Criminal Court.
                                      For the Arab League members, punishing Bosnian Serbs for war crimes committed against Muslims in Bosnia is not the politization of the ICC, but charging Bashir for the crimes committed in Darfur is. As if some people are less human; as if some people deserve justice while others do not.

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                                      • 16 July 2013 15:13, by Tibs

                                        In the words of human rights activists Moataz El Fegiery and Ridwan Ziyada: "The Arab world’s response to the Darfur crisis has been a miserable failure. It’s the moral failure more than the political failure. And it is a failure of the intellectuals just as much as it is of the Arab governments."

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          • 16 July 2013 20:34, by Kalo

            Jalaba,answer why alBashir ran on four from Nigeria rather than saying RSS is supporting rebels,if African countries were to support us like what arab world countries like Iran,Qatar supporting you,you would have not staying in Sudan,we are getting nothing from the South,alBashir is stupid,he cannot understand,take care
            wad Nuba

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          • 16 July 2013 22:26, by Force 1

            Jalaby, you just need to go home and cry; don’t cry over anyone’s shoulder here in South Sudan!

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        • 16 July 2013 15:44, by Nyanchol Ajak

          Keep on dreaming Jalabi ....carrying her razes-blade around circumcising others and she is ........ The chaos is happening right now in your head and your leaders’ head, that is what you need to sort out first.

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        • 16 July 2013 15:46, by Nyanchol Ajak

          Keep on dreaming Jalabi ....carrying her razes-blade around circumcising others and she is ........ The chaos is happening right now in your head and your leaders’ head, that is what you need to sort out first.

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    • 17 July 2013 07:35, by Arakataa

      Jalaby .
      be in the point man.

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  • 16 July 2013 12:48, by Northern Sudanese

    hahahahahah this is nothing but a sudan tribune joke, you know why? because sudan tribune is ran by south sudanese meant to make south sudanese happy. lol
    bashir went all the way to china, you telling me scared to remain in Nigeria? Bashir was under threat from that group before even entering that country. this is nothing but a south sudanese joke, south sudan one of the top 10 poorest counties

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    • 16 July 2013 14:00, by moto

      PLEASE!TAKE AWAY YOUR ROTTEN MOUTH FROM OUR AFFAIRS.ASK YOURSELF WHY SOUTH SUDAN IS THE POOREST COUNTRY?YOU WILL NOT BE FAR AWAY FROM THE ROOT CASE.

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      • 16 July 2013 15:47, by Northern Sudanese

        moto
        my so called mouth doesn’t consume cow piss which you do as part of your social culture :)
        south sudan is one of the top 10 countries thanks to your stupidity. when yo were part of sudan your per capita was $1,500 as of july 2011 , today its $900 hahahahaha even Uganda is now richer than south sudan hahahahahha

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    • 17 July 2013 08:59, by Tibs

      @Idiot NS
      You are they most illiterate gay in this forum! Make sense man. Why are so offended? Be civilized (having a high state of culture and development both social and technological)

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      • 17 July 2013 14:06, by Northern Sudanese

        Tibshit
        hahahaha you illiterate homosexual urine drinker! I make perfect sense, south sudan has become one of the top 10 poorest countries in the world thanks to your illiteracy and foolishness. I am civilized , unlike you and your people
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tRzM2tZFng
        looool

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  • 16 July 2013 12:50, by wieu-madiak

    Napet Bashir you run using level four with out premision,ICC will not leave you though you run away.ICC must asure Nigeria president to bring bact Basir to the hand of ICC.

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  • 16 July 2013 14:55, by Mabor

    By;WhITTEN
    This is how criminals usually feels they don’t at all enjoy the comfortability with their counter parts, shame on him the better way to solve his problems is to hand over himself to ICC.

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  • 16 July 2013 15:19, by Koor Malith

    Does Bashir look be fasting during the Ramadhan Period ?
    Bashir is a real Bastard. He will up hold his messes to
    hell otherwise he doen’t have time to run.... run... run..
    any more.
    When the court look for him up to his fucken homestead
    where is he gona run to ?

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  • 16 July 2013 16:39, by philipdit wol

    Bashir should not move all over African summit otherwise He will be ended up arrested. this is not a joking matter.

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  • 16 July 2013 16:54, by RAPIST MAMBO

    haaaaaaaa!!!!!!!! it’s now funs of the day. very fantastic in deed because I can’t imagine Bashir is also a coward like that,
    death is coming Mr. Bashir

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  • 16 July 2013 20:27, by Kelei

    them most wanted criminal on run hahahahah, how do you feel to be criminal in the world and call yourself president. This is good.How did Nigeria let fugitive get away they should show him in high chase like the one in movies. The world most wanted get away wooow next time he will pay for it, Bloody of Darfur are thicker than criminal

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    • 16 July 2013 21:41, by Northern Sudanese

      Kelei
      Bashir on the run? looool seriously, no wonder you south sudanese have the highest illiteracy rate in the world. come on Nigeria? it only takes a few mig 29’s to bomb their polluted capital :D
      Bashir left because he had more stuff to do in Sudan, nothing else you illiterate urine drinkers!

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  • 16 July 2013 21:09, by Oppressor

    the bad is that most of Janoubeen the hate in their black heart is bilnd folding their eyes from looking at the truth in south that they will soon face CIVIL WAR & still looking for Sudan & Sudanese Issues Janoubeen are really Insects..

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  • 16 July 2013 21:37, by Northern Sudanese

    Sudan Tribune is only made to entertain south sudanese monkeys :D
    Bashir left because he had other thing to do in Sudan , if he was a coward he wouldn’t have went to Nigeria on the first place!
    South Sudan one of the top 10 poorest countries in the world- fact as of 2013 with per capita only $900
    $1,500 when we gave you your freedom in 2011

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    • 17 July 2013 00:47, by Kushoku

      N S. I’m a sudanese just like u ,but its abig shame our fugitive pres. didn’t left anything for us to say by this running away other than calling S Sudanese names ! though no relation bet. them ,what r those other things so important made him left in such a hurry that he and all the embassy staff to forget to tell the orginizer to cancel his speech moments after his hastlly scape! Looool

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      • 17 July 2013 03:04, by Northern Sudanese

        Kushoku
        first of all your not sudanese, inta haywan :) you need to learn better english innorder to present your stupidity and foolishness properly loool
        btw chill out, time will tell what was so important and the speech was canceled anyway. now as a south sudanese, get back into your hut. yo mama is waiting for you to get her a cow to shower from looool

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        • 17 July 2013 04:14, by Kushoku

          N S. Idont care if u think I’m Sudanese or not Looool ,anyway,in the Nigerian papers it was said:when he was called to present his speech he was no where to be found :already fled ! What a shame guess these impotant things are he has to go back home to do more the only thing he is good at - killing his own kins - lol S Sudan has nothing to do with this don’t blame them ,its in the news allover .

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          • 17 July 2013 14:10, by Northern Sudanese

            Kushoku
            hahahahah you an ultra mega liar! you pretend to be sudanese but your not, no wonder you and yo mama have prostitution as your sole job! Nigerians are nothing but liars they are known for theft criminals ect..... all over the world! I told you time will tell
            bashir doesn’t kill people, he sprays your type of insects to death ahhahaha
            now stop pretending to be sudanese, inta sarsuwr bas

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          • 17 July 2013 14:14, by Northern Sudanese

            Kushoku
            You country S Sudan has the highest global illiteracy rate, that is why you are so stupid and used to get enslaved by everyone! when Bashir gave you your so called underdeveloped country, its per capita was above $2,000 you claimed to be developing while it has fallen to $900 making you one of the top 10 poorest countries. what to expect from Urine drinkers??? loool

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  • 17 July 2013 00:42, by Black Africa

    Bashir has killed a lot of Sudanese people , but for me as South Sudanese I don’t agree with ICC court. It’s a westerners tool to target African leaders only. Tony Blair and George Bush has killed thousands of people in Afghanistan and Iraq enough have happened to them. Why Bashir ?

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  • 17 July 2013 00:47, by Black Africa

    The Sudanese people are the only who have the right to arrest President Bashir. Wake up African and know who are your really enemies.

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  • 17 July 2013 00:50, by Black Africa

    Cont, the Sudanese people are the only one who has the right to arrest President Bashir. Wake up African and know who are your really enemies.

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    • 17 July 2013 07:08, by Kushoku

      Albashir commited crimes against humanity not westerners,justice doesn’t has nationallyor orientation bro if so why u using the enternet isnt a western invention,Bush & Blair killed their enemies not own ppl

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  • 17 July 2013 08:23, by Suleiman

    Thanks for ICC for looking Bashair

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  • 17 July 2013 08:24, by Suleiman

    Thanks for ICC for looking Bashair

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  • 17 July 2013 08:46, by Suleiman

    Let Bashair face the consequences coz what he did fofCivilians in Darfur was really a crimes.

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  • 17 July 2013 09:48, by anin mathiang

    Bashir is a criminal which need to be kill like former Libyan president Gaddafi, because criminal don’t enjoy their time or walk, he need to be castrated.

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  • 17 July 2013 19:33, by Black Africa

    kuchoku,I know where you are coming from.Get out from bush and join your brothers outside there. We are in twenty one century,but you are stilling living in old metality.

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