The case against Omar al-Bashir

By Drum Digital
15 June 2015

A list of the alleged crimes against the Sudanese population by al-Bashir since his incumbency as president in 1989

South Africa has been making headlines more than it already is, this time for their extension of an invitation to Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir to the country for the African Union summit. Bashir has been a wanted man by the International Criminal Court (ICC) since 2009 and South Africa was ordered to not allow Bashir to leave the country  but rumours have been circulating that the head of state may have left already. If you're curious to find out why Bashir's name has been floating around on news headlines, take a look the list of his alleged crimes against the Sudanese population since his incumbency as president in 1989

  • Bashir is the only sitting president with an outstanding arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court (7 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes in 2009)
  • Over 300 000 deaths of men, women and children in Darfur
  • In 1990, he ordered the execution of over 30 army and police officers implicated in a coup attempt
  • In 2004, Bashir does not do anything about Janjaweed militia accused of murdering and raping people in Darfur
  • Over 3 million displaced Darfuris
  • On July 12, 2010 the ICC issued an additional warrant adding 3 counts of genocide for the ethnic cleansing of the Fur, Masalit, and Zaghawa tribes.
  • It has been 2 295 days since Bashir's international warrant of arrest has been issued


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