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Sudanese group supports al-Bashir’s trial at ICC

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Al-Bashir goes on trial in Sudan, still wanted by ICC for crimes against humanity

Days after scores of protesters in Sudan questioned the last June crackdown in the country, another movement has supported calls to hand over Sudan’s former longtime President, Omar al-Bashir, to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

The movement that led to the removal of al-Bashir has said it is not against handing over the deposed ruler to the ICC to stand trial for alleged atrocities in Darfur.

“We have no objection to handing over of Bashir to the ICC,” Ibrahim Al-Sheikh, a leader of umbrella protest movement, the Forces of Freedom and Change, told reporters late on Sunday.

“All the members of the Forces of Freedom and Change agree on that,” he added.

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The former leader of Sudan has long been wanted by the Hague-based ICC on charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity for his alleged role in the devastating conflict in Darfur.

Al-Bashir is currently being held in a prison in Khartoum, facing trial on corruption charges. He ruled Sudan for three decades after seizing power in a coup in 1989.

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