Omar al-Bashir: Sudan agrees ex-president must face ICC – BBC News

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Sudan’s rulers have agreed that those wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) will appear there.

The commitment came at peace talks between Sudan’s government and rebel groups from the Darfur region.

The decision paves the way for ex-President Omar al-Bashir to be sent to The Hague to face charges there.

He is accused of genocide and war crimes in the conflict that broke out in Darfur in 2003, which killed about 300,000 people.

“Justice cannot be achieved if we don’t heal the wounds,” said Mohammed Hassan Eltaish, a spokesman for the Sudanese government.

“We agreed that everyone who had arrest warrants issued against them will appear before the ICC. I’m saying it very clearly,” he added.

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