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Majority of WES citizens think Sudan’s Bashir should comply with ICC

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By Richard Ruati

March 4, 2009 (YAMBIO) – Many people in Western Equatoria believe and think that, president Al-Bashir should comply with the International Criminal Court (ICC) based in The Hague, to answer for crimes he is alleged to have carried and masterminded in Darfur province.

Majority of the people PNU asked did not show love and sympathy with President El Bashir.

Views on the street of Western Equatoria State

"Absolutely he should be arrested for presiding over one of the gravest crimes against humanity committed in Darfur. It would also set a new precedent that would force incumbent heads of state to reconsider their actions. The ICC does however need to address the preponderance of African cases in its docket, let it not be deemed as biased against Africans. Nevertheless perpetrators of mass atrocities must be brought to book whatever the mechanisms." Ezekiel K. Wenesa

"If this tyrannical leader like Al Bashir that called himself President for all Sudanese cannot think about his own people, then let him feel what the people are feeling." - Alberto Gabriel, Yambio

"There is no life that is too indispensable then the other. Let the ICC make the vulture be held accountable for his wickedness against humanity." – Marcelo Mboringba Cosmos, Tambura

"As a common sense no one feels the pain more than the victims, but the difference comes, when all people are equal, but some people are more equal than others. History repeats itself, for the last 50 years after the second world war, many people have suffered due to European aggression, no one was brought to justice, just take few examples, Vietnam, South Africa, Iraq, name just few of them, did you hear any one accounted for these heinous crimes no one even bother to talk as they did not happen." – David Udo, - Nagero

"Let the ICC issue two arrest warrants, one against President Al-Bashir for his role in Darfur (if there is any) and two against former US President George Bush for his role in killing innocent civilians in Iraq." – Angelo Wesley, Mundri West

"Well if the ICC has enough evidence against him, then why not arrest him. There’s no one above the law, am very happy that the ICC is changing the law to charge even sitting presidents. No Sudanese nationalist will ever support this, because many are victims themselves, this is also the reason why many don’t want to leave power. If Bashir is arrested, it will act as an eye opener to others who should know that being a leader does not mean that you have the law in your hand.” Dominic Elisapana – Mundri West

"What we need in the region is peace irrespective of the arrest of Bashir. Even if Bashir is arrested another radical in his party will mushroom, a matter which may escalate the war. The UN must look for, is the root cause of the problem and bring the warring factions to the negotiating table. Further there are two different groups of people with two different regions which must be looked at critically.” – Miriam John, Yambio

"Omer Al Bashir has been in power for almost a half of the time that Sudan has been in conflict with itself, and if he is not part of these conflicts he would have to solve them as a president of the nation, but what do we see or hear more and more problems in all parts of the country and the only solution is to let the justice prevail, he must go or be taken." – Jerome Mbiko Gbia, Maridi

"We are worried because of insecurities to be mounted on southerners living in Khartoum; Khartoum may not send us more money to pay our wages, simple because Al- Bashir and tops aids think south Sudan is highly supporting his arrest.” – Moses Anikpari, Ezo

"It will not cause any problem to us as southerners, we stand by the SPLM point of view on the matter and our leader Salva Kiir, we are going to remain calm not to temper with the decision being taken by world’s most respect court (ICC), when the atrocities started South Sudan government was not there, we don’t know the cause, Bashir started wrongly, so it will end wrongly with him, let him go and explain himself," said one member of Western Equatoria State government, who requested anonymity in this report.

"What goes around comes around; it’s now Bashir’s turn to face the music. He has been drinking the blood of the poor and innocent people of Sudan as a whole and not just only Dar-Fur and Southern Sudan for so long. No one is above the law and so, he should get his share of the crimes he has committed, long live the people of Sudan, and long live Sudan." Anthony Mbiko, Yambio

The Sudanese president is accused of orchestrating a campaign of violence against Darfur’s ethnic Fur, Masalit and Zaghawa. The human rights organization, Amnesty International says 300,000 people have been killed and nearly 3 million others displaced since the attacks begun in 2003.

The ICC’s decision to push ahead with the prosecution has divided African leaders. The African Union and the Arab League want the UN Security Council to defer the charges for a year to allow Darfur peace talks to take place.

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  • 8 March 2009 04:50, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

    I appreciate this my lovely Equatorian people, this is what i believe that the arabs slaves (dinkas/junglese) should learnt, not shedding tears about the arrest warrenty of bashir. It is actual hard to deal with someone who is damaged in brain, and now i have just accept that this lost community and mad tribe of junglese should be ignored in whatever they are trying to bring. Their business with arabs of selling their girls (kids) because of food should not be connected with al bashir arrest or hiding it behind CPA. Otherwise if the arrest is going to affect their business with arabs, i personally that think still you do have the many customers from nuer and murle to buy your kids. Junglese learn from this people don’t go mad by wasting you tears about arabs and terrorist people.

    repondre message

    • 8 March 2009 05:20, by Bior-raandu

      Mr Big logic, you need to know that other people can preach hatre but because of the unity of southern sudan, it silent them from doing that.

      I warn you from Jonglei, calling it jungles and particulary Dinka people. This time, people must confess their mistakes and if not people like you shouldn’t call themselves Southerners due to habit you learnt. When did Dinka become Arabs slave alone or because of our compassionateness to liberate you, go back to Uganda to re-nationalise yourself as you do during the war time, true liberators are known world wide. Make sure this message is not going to great equatorian but you alone because i know how equatorian participated in the struggle although some were misled.

      by the boy whose people his future

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    • 8 March 2009 07:06, by Dongway Doorich

      to Big nonsense and small logic

      hey you tortoise (1cm above the ground)

      what a useless reptile are you? you are now confirming the scientist research we proved that , short people like you are nothing but full of hatred and discrimination than tall people.you might be having some social problems that may need all of us to reconsider our position unto you .were you born negative in nature? always my people my people .why you left and when to Uganda during those days? useless.

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      • 8 March 2009 07:30, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

        Fool go and mind about your junglese, some are planning their journey to Khartoum to continue their donkey job. The Ugandan ladies are here in Juba because of your dinkas, they are making exchaneg of HIV with your community member of dinkas. IF your still ummarried and planning to marriage a dinka girl you better consulte a Dr to make a necessary treatment on her, because she will pass it to you and producing positive kids means negative future for both of you.

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        • 8 March 2009 08:26, by Dongway Doorich

          your mind is completely reverse. you are addicted in telling the opposite .all you are saying is exactly what is applicable to your bleached girls.

          hopeless

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  • 8 March 2009 05:06, by Freedom Fighter

    TO: Western Equatoria Community

    Although I’m not a member of your community, I really feel proud of you for representing me and the whole Southerners as well. Omer Albashir did not change nor his party has changed. They’re the same people who killed two million of your people and terrorized you and the whole South over the last 21 years. Yet, it is Albashir who is still terrorizing you today using his past and current allies the LRA. Please keep up good work, and thank you so much for your kind leadership.

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