ICC’s Order to Arrest Bashir Angers Congo


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It is under an international arrest warrant for crimes.

Spokesman for the government, international obligations undertaken by the DRC are as stringent as its commitments as a member of the Rome Statute, the ICC’s founding.

“All that we ask these NGOs is to take act as the Democratic Republic of Congo, their country has obligations vis-à-vis the regional organisation, COMESA, who invited President al-Bashir to come attend a summit in Kinshasa,” he explained.

Lambert Mende also recalled the obligations of the DRC to the African Union, “which took a very clear position vis-à-vis the warrants issued against African Heads of State in exercise.”

“So we are there facing a major annoyance hard enough. I think this is not the place to cause controversy. We ask for understanding of each other,” pleaded the spokesman.

Omar El-Bashir is wanted by the ICC for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

The court accused of having committed these crimes in 2003 in Darfur, Sudanese region then in rebellion against Khartoum.

Wednesday morning, nearly 90 NGOs on Human Rights had filed a complaint with the Prosecutor General of the Republic, disapproving the invitation of Mr al-Bashir to attend the Summit of the COMESA held in Kinshasa.

Sylvain Listen Lumu, the Executive Secretary of the League of Electors. His organization also calls for the arrest of El-Bashir Omar:

These NGOs invited the Congolese government to arrest the Sudanese and transfer to the ICC to answer for the crimes that he is accused.

Even call the side of the ICC which calls for the immediate arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

ICC calls upon the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to immediately stop Omar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir and surrender him to the Court, she said in a statement.



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