Bashir poses for AU summit group photograph

2015-06-14 15:07
African leaders pose at the AU Summit in Johannesburg. Sudan President Omar Al-Bashir is among them. (Mahlatse Gallens, Twitter)

African leaders pose at the AU Summit in Johannesburg. Sudan President Omar Al-Bashir is among them. (Mahlatse Gallens, Twitter)

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Johannesburg - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir joined a group photograph of leaders at the African Union summit in Johannesburg on Sunday despite the International Criminal Court (ICC) calling for him to be arrested at the event.

Wearing a blue suit, he stood in the front row for the photograph along with South African host President Jacob Zuma and Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, who is the chair of the 54-member group.

The High Court in Pretoria on Sunday granted an interim order preventing Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir from leaving South Africa, pending an urgent application for his arrest.

The Southern African Litigation Centre (SALC) is asking Judge Hans Fabricius to enforce two arrest warrants against Al-Bashir, who arrived in Johannesburg for an AU summit on Saturday night.

The application would be heard at 15:00.

The court order has since been served on home affairs and other government offices.

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