Sudan to Handover Former President, Omar al-Bashir to ICC

The government of Sudan will hand over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) several of its former leaders, including deposed autocrat Omar al-Bashir.

Bashir and other politicians are wanted for crimes against humanity and war crimes during the conflict in Darfur.

Sudan will handover the culprits after the Council of Ministers voted to hand over the wanted persons to the International Criminal Court.

The Darfur conflict broke out when rebels from the territory’s ethnic central and sub-Saharan African community launched an insurgency in 2003, complaining of oppression by the Arab-dominated government in Khartoum.

Al-Bashir’s government responded with a campaign of aerial bombings and raids by militias known as janjaweed, who stands accused of mass killings and rapes.

Up to 300,000 people were killed and 2.7 million were driven from their homes.