Sudanese leaders will face justice for Darfur crimes: Ocampo

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Luis Moreno Ocampo

Luis Moreno Ocampo

The President of Sudan and the Sudanese Minister of Defence will eventually be held accountable for war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Darfur between 2003 and 2004.

That's what the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno Ocampo told reporters in New York on Monday.

He said the case of Sudanese Defence Minister Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein, wanted on 41 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes, is the last one related to Darfur during his tenure.

"It's a matter of time because I was reading that President Bashir and Mr. Hussein were dancing about the ICC. They can dance but one day they will face justice. The International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia indicted 161 persons. After 18 years no one is at large. All of them were arrested. So it's a matter of time. President Bashir, Mr. Hussein will face justice. The problem is how many people will die in the middle (meantime)."

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The ICC has also issued summons to appear for rebel leaders Abdallah Banda, Saleh Jerbo and Abu Garda for alleged war crimes.

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