February 12, 2020 / 1:06 PM / 2 months ago

Sudanese ex-leader Bashir refuses to deal with ICC - lawyer

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan’s ousted leader Omar al-Bashir refuses to deal with the International Criminal Court (ICC) as it is a “political court” and Sudan’s judiciary is able to deal with any case, one of his lawyers told Reuters on Tuesday.

Earlier, Sudan’s government and rebel groups in the western region of Darfur agreed that all those wanted by the ICC should appear before the tribunal, Information Minister Faisal Saleh said.

Bashir, who was toppled after mass protests last year, is wanted by the ICC for war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity, but the minister did not specifically name him.

Reporting by Khaled Abdelaziz; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Alex Richardson

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