ICC hears first war crimes case from Sudan’s Darfur conflict

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    Eighteen years after the start of Sudan’s Darfur conflict, the first man suspected of war crimes has appeared at the International Criminal Court.

    Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman, better known as Ali Kushayb, considered the leader of the government-backed “Janjaweed” fighters, is facing 31 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

    Al Jazeera’s Laura Burdon-Manley reports.

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