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Darfur in the News

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August 14, 2023

PBS: Head of Save Darfur Coalition Rebuts al-Bashir. NewsHour Foreign Affairs reporter Robert Zeliger spoke Thursday with Jerry Fowler, president of the Save Darfur Coalition, to get his reactions on al-Bashir's statements, including his views on the ICC and his assertion that only 10,000 people have been killed in the fighting in Darfur.

PBS: Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir spoke with Time magazine's Sam Dealey in early August about the International Criminal Court's warrant for his arrest, the fighting in his country and relations with the United States.

AP: Sudan President dismisses powerful spy chief. Sudan's official news agency says the president has dismissed the country's powerful head of national security and intelligence. Thursday's SUNA report says Salah Ghosh has been appointed an adviser to President Omar al-Bashir, a less prominent position. It was not immediately clear why the intelligence chief was dismissed.

Reuters: Sudan president replaces intelligence chief. Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has replaced his security and intelligence chief Salah Gosh, who has been accused by a Western rights group of having a role in abuses in the western region of Darfur. The U.S.-based Human Rights Watch has accused Sudan's security body of abuse and has called for the International Criminal Court to investigate Gosh's role in the Sudanese government's attempts to quash rebels in the Darfur region. Bashir "has issued a republican decree appointing General Salah (Gosh) as a presidential adviser", the report said, adding Mohammed Atta al-Moula, now the deputy and director for national security and intelligence, would replace him.

Reuters: Shareholders complain of Fidelity proxy problems. Representatives of mutual fund giant Fidelity Investments tried to impede two shareholders from voting against the company's board in a proxy contest over a human rights issue, the shareholders said. Shareholders of nine funds will vote on Friday on a resolution urging Fidelity to bar holdings in companies that 'contribute to genocide or crimes against humanity.' The measure is aimed at forcing Fidelity to sell holdings in companies such as PetroChina Co Ltd that activists have tied to the Sudanese government, widely criticized for human rights abuses.

AP: Sudanese who killed American spared death sentence. An appeals court commuted the death sentences for four men convicted of killing an American diplomat and his Sudanese driver after the driver's family decided to pardon the murderers, a news agency reported Thursday. Sudanese law stipulates that if a victim's family chooses to pardon the murderer, the person cannot be sentenced to death and the prison term cannot exceed 10 years. The case will be referred back to the initial court for a new sentence, said the Sudan Media Center.

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