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Sudan warns against indictment of president

July 13, 2008

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— An indictment of Sudan's president for war crimes in Darfur would be "disastrous" for the region and could affect humanitarian organizations working there, a Sudanese government spokesman said Saturday.

Mahjoub Fadul Badry told the Arabiyah news channel that if the International Criminal Court sought to indict Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, it would be a violation of the country's sovereignty and would have consequences.

"If an international organization or the organizations working in the humanitarian field are behind such an indictment of the head of state, our symbol of national sovereignty, then no one should expect us to turn our left cheek," Badry said.

He did not specify what actions might be taken, but there are fears the charges could provoke reprisals against international aid workers and the U.N.-African Union peacekeepers that are already experiencing difficulties in doing their work.

Comments

cato_the_elder 6 years, 5 months ago

Let's include Bozo and make it a quadruple one.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 5 months ago

How about a triple indictment?-- Omar al-Bashir, Bush and Cheney

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