December 15, 2014
by Jacqueline Jones
International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the UN Security Council Friday that her office is dropping its investigation into the situation in Darfur. According to Bensouda, there has been no substantial progress in the investigation into President Omar Al Bashir and ...[read more]
October 6, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an order last week asking authorities in Saudi Arabia to arrest Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir while he is on pilgrimage in Mecca currently. The order came in response to an urgent request from the ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on Wednesday ...[read more]
June 18, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) to take action to end the conflict in Darfur and bring perpetrators to justice. Bensouda noted that it has been nearly 10 years since the UNSC referred the situation in ...[read more]
March 5, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
More than 30 human rights and civil society organizations on Tuesday called for the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Tuesday was the fifth anniversary of his indictment on five counts of crimes against humanity (murder, torture, rape, extermination, and forcible transfer). In the open ...[read more]
January 14, 2014
by Arjun Mishra
The Sudanese Civil War culminated in an agreement to allow the southern part of the country to succeed if the proposition passed a popular referendum. This was a compromise between the Sudan People's Liberation Movement of the south and the National Congress Party of the north to take a step ...[read more]
September 21, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
On Friday, Amnesty International (AI) called upon members of the UN to demand Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir turn himself in to the International Criminal Court (ICC) where he faces charges for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide allegedly committed during the Darfur conflict. Al- ...[read more]
September 10, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
A leading Sudan opposition figure jailed in 2004 for an alleged coup attempt was released from prison on Sunday. Yousef Mohammed Saleh Lebis is a member of Sudan's Popular Congress Party (PCP), which is led by Hassan al-Turabi. Lebis' release is a result of the promise made by President Omar al- ...[read more]
July 17, 2013
by Sydney Normil
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday urged Nigerian authorities to arrest and surrender Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide allegedly committed in the Darfur conflict. Al-Bashir is currently in Nigeria participating in the Special ...[read more]
April 1, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said Monday that he will release all political detainees and renew a commitment to maintain an open dialogue. The president made these statements after implementing a peace agreement with South Sudan. The rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) had ...[read more]
February 11, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
A UN independent expert on human rights in Sudan, Mashood Adebayo Baderin, on Sunday expressed concern regarding the arrest and detention of political opposition figures by Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS). According to media sources, pro-democracy protesters have ...[read more]

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