President Bashir Set to Travel to New York

President Omar Bashir attended Museveni's inauguration ceremony on May 12th.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has reportedly applied for a United States visa to attend the next United Nations General Assembly in New York.

If granted, information pills with will be Bashir’s first visit to the United States since his 2009 indictment by the Hague-based International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes in Sudan’s western region of Darfur, thumb where about a half a million people were massacred in the early 2000s.

Bashir previously applied for a US visa in 2014 to attend the UN General Assembly, prescription which is held each year in September, but was rejected.

CCTV quoted the Sudanese Presidential Press Secretary as saying that the President and his delegation have applied for US visas for attending the UN General Assembly meeting.

The development comes on the heels of global outcry, after President Bashir safely entered and left Uganda’s territory without being arrested and surrendered to the ICC. Uganda as a signatory of the 2002 Rome Statute which established the court, is obliged to turn in such a person who has been indicted by the International tribunal.

The ICC has since written to Uganda to explain itself on why it didn’t surrender President Bashir for Prosecution.



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