ICC prosecutor decried Sudan president's 'continued crimes against humanity'

On June 8, 2011, International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo issued a statement accusing Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir of continued crimes against humanity in Darfur. Ocampo detailed Bashir's crimes, which included genocide, halting dissemination of information about displaced victims and threatening the international community with retaliation. In his statement, Ocampo solicited help from the international community, specifically the UN Security Council (UNSC), to "stop the crimes in Darfur." The ICC previously issued an arrest warrant for Bashir in July 2010 on charges of genocide. The ICC has subsequently urged several countries, including Kenya and Djibouti, to arrest Bashir during his visits there. Though Kenya issued an arrest warrant for Bashir in November 2011, he has yet to be placed into custody.


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