In a long-delayed action, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has filed genocide charges against Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a five-year campaign of violence in Darfur. It is a great moment for the rule of law and justice.
al-Bashir is accused of masterminding a campaign to wipe out African tribes through murder, rape and deportation.
If the warrant is issued by the body in the Hague, it would make al-Bashir the first sitting president to be indicted by the ICC for genocide. The warrant covers five counts of genocide, two counts of crimes against humanity, and two counts of war crimes.
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