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ICC prosecutor suspends investigations into Darfur war crimes

  • Fatou Bensouda, the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor, has suspended her probe into war crimes in Darfur, citing lack of action on part of the UN.

    She said a “dramatic shift” in the approach of the UN Security Council was required.

    In 2009, the ICC had indicted Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s president, for alleged war crimes. However, Bashir has rejected the authority of the court.

    Other officials from Sudan charged by the court have also not been arrested.

     

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