The verdict is in for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Just this morning, the International Criminal Court in The Hague has issued a warrant for the arrest of the Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. This is the first warrant ever issued against a sitting head of state and nations neighboring Sudan are nervous about the repercussions. The ICC's warrant could bring al Bashir to trial for his government's actions in Darfur, including seven counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The court did not find enough evidence to bring an indictment on genocide. For more we turn to the BBC's Africa editor Martin Plaut.

For more on the trial of Omar al-Bashir, listen to our earlier interview with the BBC's Karen Allen.

Guests:

Martin Plaut

Hosted by:

Farai Chideya

Comments [1]

amorkaz ali

if justice is to be done,why not try Israeli leaders for what they committed in palstine,or what Bush done to the Iraquis,in the end if Bashir is confident that he committed no genocide then Sudanese courts capable of inditing him not the Haige as justice is found in Sudan as any civilised nation

Mar. 17 2009 03:57 PM

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