Sudan President Bashir barred from leaving SA

Written by  The Guardian

South Africa’s high court has barred Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, from leaving the country in a dispute over alleged war crimes that could undermine the authority of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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According to The Guardian post, Bashir, who travelled to Johannesburg for a summit of African leaders, is wanted by the UN-backed court for alleged atrocities, including genocide, committed during the Darfur conflict.


The high court in Pretoria issued an interim order preventing Bashir from leaving South Africa until an urgent application to force authorities to arrest him is heard.


A further hearing is scheduled for Monday at 11:30am after the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), which promotes human rights, filed an urgent application to overturn a government decision to grant immunity to all delegates attending the African Union (AU) summit.


Bashir was seen at the conference venue on Sunday evening, but his whereabouts on Monday were not confirmed. 

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