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Sudanese President flies to Saudi Arabia to Perform Hajj


December 6, 2008 (KHARTOUM) — Sudanese President Omer Al-Bashir today flew to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to perform rituals of Hajj. Since several years the embattled head of state used to take in the largest pilgrimage in the world.

The pilgrimage occurs from the 8th to 12th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, (6 to 10 December).

The fifth pillar of Islam is an obligation that Muslims must carry out at least once in their lifetime. However since three or four years Bashir has used to perform it every year. He also performs Umrah (small pilgrimage) many times a year.

Speaking to the UN Security Council on December 3, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Luis Moreno-Ocampo said that the international community must be prepared for an arrest warrant that may be issued shortly by the judges for Sudanese president

He also urged the cooperation of the international community and asked the UNSC to consider sanctions against individuals whose arrest is sought by the court and those who assist them.

"The international community could not be part of such a cover-up. Faced with genocide and crimes against humanity, we know that inaction and business as usual are part of the crimes," Ocampo warned.


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  • 7 December 2008 06:39, by Maruon Ayiei

    He can be snatch after hajj in Saudi Arabia or in between. Nothing wrong with that if the indictment is issued. He is a living grave and his followers have to reason before they too be thrown into the cloud who knows. He have to ask allah now for forgiveness before his days of hiding emerge. Do your thing Mr beshire.

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    • 7 December 2008 10:23, by Trueson of Southerner is Back

      Albshir,a bird which one wing was broken can not flown again,so don’t rush to Saudia you are already probe guilty by the Sudanese and world at large.
      There is no God whom you want to pray to in Saudi while you left thousand of devil mosque in Sudan,let hope that you did’t run away for good.
      The God of the innocent people whom you murdered in the last 20 (twenty)years have called you for fair judgement.
      You would be first given a primary trial by Maj-Gen Peter Gadet in Ramciel international criminal court(RICC) since he has more experience of bringing notorious people into book and the final court would be done by Ocampo.

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      • 8 December 2008 05:05, by MANKIND


        Who told you that a Nuer has any brain to try Al Bashir.
        Peter Gadet has a thinkless brain like majority of Nuers.
        Do you know why another name for Nuer is CHAOES?
        If you do not know then shut up.
        Let peter Gadet trial Riek Machar for the atrocities he committed against SPLA and Bor in 1991.

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