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Wanted for genocide, Sudan's president barred from leaving South Africa

Wanted for genocide, Sudan's president barred from leaving South Africa

South Africa’s government faced embarrassment Sunday when a court ordered authorities to prevent the president of Sudan from leaving the country after an African Union summit, even though the government had promised immunity to all summit participants. Sudan's Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir faces charges of crimes against humanity and genocide in the International Criminal Court. As a member state, South Africa is obliged to arrest him. Under the interim order by a South African judge, Bashir is not allowed to leave the country before a court hearing Monday on an application from a human rights group to force his arrest and transfer to the International Criminal Court. Bashir...

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