International court seeks arrest of Sudan's President al-Bashir over war crimes

Monday, July 14, 2008

The International Criminal Court is expected to issue a warrant for the arrest of Sudan's president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir Monday on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity in the country's Darfur region. More than 200,000 people have died in a militia-driven ethnic conflict in Darfur since 2003. The ICC says al-Bashir has sponsored the militias while Sudan says an indictment would violate the country's sovereignty. If the warrant is issued, Bashir will be the first sitting head of state to be indicted by the court.
Guest: Alex de Waal, writer and author of "Darfur: A New History of a Long War"

Contributors:

Jesse Baker and Noel King

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