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ICC wanted Kushayb fled to Central African Republic: report


February 22, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese official sources revealed on Saturday that Ali Kushayb, one of five Sudanese indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), had fled to the Central African Republic after an agreement between the transitional government and the armed groups to hand them over to the war crimes tribunal.

Ali Kushayb

According to Darfur 24, Kushayb crossed the border to the CAR Africa, adding he and dozens of armed tribesmen travelled in two four-wheel vehicles, and cars loaded with fuel.

The official expressed fears that the fugitive who is from Al-Taisha tribe launch a new rebellion in Darfur.

An activist from Um Dafouk said that Kushayb had been during the past weeks in Badia area, northwest of the city, and used to come Um Dafouk market but he disappeared last week.

Um Dafouk is located on the border area between Sudan and the CAR in the state of South Darfur, at 370 km west of Nyala.

Kushayb is charged with war crimes against civilians in Darfur during 2003 and 2004. He is accused of ordering killings, rapes, and looting. An ICC arrest warrant was issued for him on April 27, 2007.

The ICC calls on the Sudanese transitional to hand over the deposed president Omer al-Bashir, his former interior state-minister Ahmed Haroun, his former defence minister Abdel Rahim Hussein and militia leaders Ali Kushayb and Abdallah Banda.

Sudanese government still has to launch the handover procedures to the ICC. Information minister Faisal Mohamed Saleh denied last Tuesday the arrival of an ICC delegation to discuss their handover.


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  • 23 February 13:44, by Fathi

    The question is why wasn’t he in prison already? Was there even an effort to look for him?

  • 24 February 02:41, by Marco A. Wek

    What is the different in looks between this guy and the innocent people he helped killed?

    Self identity crisis with some of our African brothers in Sudan is mind dizziling. Self hatred is killing us.

    • 24 February 09:25, by Fathi

      There is no difference in looks between the guy and the people he killed. The wars in Sudan weren’t strictly based off the mainstream line of race wars as promoted by western countries. The wars were rooted in greed, consolidating power, and silencing dissent. You’ll never see this man’s picture under the label of arab promoted in western countries.

      • 2 March 14:26, by Kwacha Okonyomoi

        Everything has an end. Omer El Bashir has ended up in Prison and his folks, the likes of Abdel Rahim Hussein etc. etc. will go to ICC together with him. That is how God punishes the wicked. Ali Kusheib once feared killer is now on the run. Let them go and languish in ICC.

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