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July 15 , 2008

Accountability in Darfur  15/07-2008 11:07  (USA Today)
For five and a half years, government-backed forces in Sudan have committed unspeakable acts — murder, rape, torching villages — in the vast western province of Darfur.

Sudan's president charged with genocide over Darfur  15/07-2008 10:54  (McClatchy Newspapers)
Describing a systematic government campaign to decimate the people of Darfur, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor on Monday charged the president of Sudan, Omar al Bashir, with genocide and war crimes and called for his arrest.

Sudan Rejects ICC Darfur Crimes Prosecution  15/07-2008 10:52  (Voice of America News)
he chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court at The Hague Monday charged Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir with masterminding and implementing the genocide of the last five years against the people of Darfur.

China in dock too as Sudan's Bashir faces charges  15/07-2008 10:50  (Reuters)
With Sudan's president facing international charges of genocide, China confronts acute choices over its relationship with the African leader -- and just as the Beijing Olympics opens a soft spot for international pressure.

Indictment for genocide  15/07-2008 10:49  (The Boston Globe)
WHEN THE chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court presented evidence yesterday in support of an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan, he touched off a clash between two principles.

International Court Calls for Arrest  15/07-2008 10:46  (NewsChannel 8)
The International Court has called for the arrest of Sudan's president for genocide.

China concerned by Sudan arrest plan  15/07-2008 05:15  (The New York Times)
Filed at 4:57 a.m. ET BEIJING (AP ) -- China said Tuesday it was concerned about an International Criminal Court prosecutor's decision to seek an arrest warrant for Sudan's president on charges of genocide in the African country's war-torn Darfur region.

Some fear move for Sudan arrest warrant will hurt chances of Darfur peace  15/07-2008 04:56  (LA Times)
Some praise the International Criminal Court prosecutor's request for a warrant against Sudanese President Bashir as necessary for accountability, but others fear it will worsen the situation.

Doing the right thing for Darfur  15/07-2008 04:29  (LA Times)
An ICC indictment of Sudan's president serves peace and justice.

Charged With Genocide  15/07-2008 00:44  (The New York Times)
The truth can be difficult. That doesn’t make it any less true. And so we support the decision by the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court to bring charges of genocide against Sudan’s president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, for his role in masterminding Darfur’s horrors.

Catching a War Criminal in the Act  15/07-2008 00:44  (The New York Times)
Servian, France THE prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has made the tough decision to seek an arrest warrant for a leader of a country at war Sudan’s president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir.

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