Wanted Sudanese Leader Visits Chad

The president of Sudan, who is wanted by the United Nations International Criminal Court on allegations of war crimes and genocide, is visiting the African nation of Chad, which is a party to the court and is legally obliged to arrest Omar al-Bashir and hand him over to the International Criminal Court.

The court has issued two warrants for al-Bashir’s arrest for his alleged role in a five-year campaign of violence in Darfur, in western Sudan, which included five counts of crimes against humanity, including murder, extermination, forcible transfer, torture and rape. It also included two charges of war crimes for intentionally directing attacks against civilians and for pillaging.

Al-Bashir has traveled to several countries since the warrant was issued, even though any country that is party to the ICC has an obligation to hand him over to The Hague in the Netherlands, the court says.

The United Nations estimates that 300,000 people have been killed in the conflict in Darfur and 2.5 million have been forced from their homes.

Does Chad consider it correct to ignore the demands of international justice?

So it seems.

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