South African court to decide on arrest of Sudan’s Bashir

A South African court is to rule on whether Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir can be arrested for war crimes while in South Africa for an AU summit. But his officials say he is due to leave the country.

The Pretoria High Court, which on Sunday ordered al-Bashir not to leave South Africa, was due to reconvene at 11:30 am (09:30 UTC) on Monday to rule on an application by a human rights group for the Sudanese leader to be arrested and handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

The ICC has issued an arrest warrant for al-Bashir on charges related to war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Darfur conflict. The court does not have its own police force and relies on member states to bring alleged criminals to justice.
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Source News: DW