In an act of self-condemnation, the Arab League has denounced the genocide charges and defended Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir. Many of these 22 countries engage in rampant abuses and torture. While they expressed fears of danger to national sovereignty, there is no doubt a fair measure of concern over their own acts of abuses.
The group held an emergency council to support al-Bashir, who remains one of the most vile figures in the world. Notably, the group could not get itself to describe the charges of organized murder and rape — it merely defended al-Bashir.
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