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Sudanese president says ICC allegations are like ‘mosquito buzz’

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November 11, 2008 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir downplayed his indictment by the International Criminal Court (ICC) stressing that it does not bother him.

Sudan’s President Omer Hassan al-Bashir (AP)

In mid-July the ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo announced that he is seeking an arrest warrant for Al-Bashir. Ocampo filed 10 charges: three counts of genocide, five of crimes against humanity and two of murder.

ICC judges are still reviewing the evidence before making a ruling.

But Al-Bashir speaking to a rally in Kordofan, described the ICC accusations as “nuisances” and “similar to mosquito buzz”.

The Sudanese president also accused certain parties of attempting to move war from the western region of Darfur to bordering province of Kordofan in central Sudan.

He also lashed out at Western enemies of his country saying his government “does not hear humiliation or embarrassment”.

“We are the grandchildren of those who faced death in Karari in which 12,000 people were killed in an hour” he said.

Karari was the scene of a battle in 1898 between the Anglo-Egyptian army and followers of the Madhya who ruled Sudan at the time.

Al-Bashir statements come a day after a surprise visit by the Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in which they discussed the ICC issue in a private meeting.

Some analysts in Khartoum speculated that Mubarak warned Al-Bashir that a quick resolution to Darfur crisis is the only way to fend off ICC charges.

Last week Al-Bashir blasted Western countries and accused them of trying to topple his regime during the last 20 years.

“We will not be broken and we will not kneel or be driven because they will not prolong our life or reduce our term in office” Al-Bashir told a rally in Eastern Sudan.

“Money and ruling is not in the hands of US, France & UK. They are all underneath my shoes” he said angrily.

The strong statements by Al-Bashir may signal his frustration with his envoys failure to convince these countries to suspend the ICC move against him. Khartoum has dispatched numerous envoys to rally world countries behind them.

The African Union, Arab League, Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) called for invoking Article 16 which allows the UN Security Council (UNSC) to suspend the ICC prosecutions in any case for a period of 12 months that can be renewed indefinitely.

But Sudan’s allies in the UNSC including China did not introduce a resolution following suggestions by the US and to a lesser extent France that they will use their veto power to block a deferral.

(ST)

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  • 12 November 2008 09:50, by Mr Point

    al-Bashir was so brave until the ICC start to prosecute. Bashir has only started Darfur Peace Agreement because he hears the ICC warrant. Now his diplomats run here and there across the world to find help to keep Bashir away form the court in the Hague.

    If the ICC put off the arrest for a year would Bashir do more in the next year for peace in Darfur than he has done since 2003? No?
    You don’t think so?

    The ICC warrant for arrest is a useful tool to make Bashir do proper work for peace. If you have a donkey who will not go where you want him to, what must you do with him?

    View online : Training donkeys to go right way

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  • 13 November 2008 00:47, by Mony-Jang

    Bashir, run your mouth on whatever and whoever while you are still hanging loss. You are right, mosquito does buzz but one important thing you somehow forgot about mosquito is that it does bite!! Soon you will run out of all your dirty tricks and you know what will follow. Hell fool!

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  • 13 November 2008 08:56, by madesio ukel

    al bashir brother of Satdam and Osman Biden time has come for you to paid your crime.
    If not,to work hard does not solve the indictmention.
    you are killing wingless bird of sudan but world will looks at you man.
    funds all direction but remain yourself you are losser.
    Human right is for humantity

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