Warrant to be issued for Sudanese President over alleged Darfur genocide





The International Criminal Court will issue an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir over alleged genocide in Darfur, the first time the tribunal has sought the detention of a sitting head of state in its seven years of operating.

According to a report in the New York Times, citing court lawyers and diplomats, judges in the Hague will formally announce the decision over the next few days.

It said precise charges cited by the judges against Bashir had not been not disclosed.

Last year, ICC's chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo asked the court for an arrest warrant for Bashir on 10 counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur.

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