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July 14, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) has announced that the trial for a Darfur rebel commander accused of killing African peacekeepers will start in November 2014.

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Karim Khan (L), the lawyer for Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain (C), and Saleh Mohammed Jerbo Jamus (R), both suspected of having committed war crimes in Darfur, speak at the International Criminal Court in The Hague on 17 June 2010 (Photo: Reuters)

“Trial Chamber IV of the International Criminal Court (ICC) scheduled the opening of the trial in the case The Prosecutor v. Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain on 18 November 2014, for three charges of war crimes allegedly committed in Darfur,” said the ICC in a statement released on Monday.

The rebel commander will be the only one to face the court for were allegedly committed in an attack on the African Mission in Sudan (AMIS) base in Haskanita in North Darfur carried out on 29 September 2007.

Twelve AMIS soldiers were killed and severely injured eight others who were mainly from Nigeria, Senegal, Mali and Botswana. It was the deadliest single attack on the peacekeepers since they began their mission in late 2004.

The other rebel commander who faced the same charges, Saleh Mohammed Jerbo Jamus, was killed last year during clashes with fighters from the Justice and Equality Movement led by Girbil Ibrahim.

Jamus was among splinter commanders who signed a peace agreement with the Sudanese government in Doha in April 2013.

“While the case initially involved Saleh Mohammed Jerbo Jamus, Trial Chamber IV terminated the proceedings against him on 4 October 2013, upon receiving evidence pointing towards his death,” said the ICC.

Initially the trial had to commence on 5 May of this year but the court cancelled the opening date “in view of logistical difficulties encountered”.

The ICC, which is investigating crimes committed by both sides in Darfur conflict, seeks to apprehend four Sudanese officials whom accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, including president Omer al-Bashir, his defence minister Abdel-Rahim Hussein, North Kordofan governor Ahmad Haroun, and a Janjaweed militia leader Ali Kushayb.

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  • 15 July 16:03, by WendeMajok

    I see why most countries disagree with ICC, where on earth would you leave the main problem (SAF) and opt for the innocent and marginalised people who are fighting for their rights and getting killed even when they take refuge in UN Compounds or is it because the incident involves UN? SAF is responsible and UNMID is responsible for the suffering of Darfurians. This is unjust. Deal with ethics.

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