Bashir Charged With Genocide

16 July 2008 at 11:08 pm (World Issues) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Well its about fucking time! Anyone that knows me well, knows that I have been active in petitioning for change in Darfur as well as being kept myself educated and abreast of the situation. Here is the latest on what the ICC has done regarding Sundanese president Omar al-Bashir.

The ICC has charged Sudanese President Bashir with genocide.

Now the U.N. Security Council must finally take the effective, decisive action needed to end the genocide.

On Monday the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued formal charges against Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir for genocide.
How Bashir will respond is unclear. His record suggests that he could take his vengeance out on Darfuris.
If that danger weren’t enough, a BBC report this week revealed evidence suggesting that China, one of the Security Council’s permanent five members, has been providing the weapons used to carry out the genocide.
It’s never been clearer that the U.N. Security Council needs a comprehensive plan for Darfur. And its leaders need the political will to implement it.

The ICC prosecutor’s charge against Bashir is the first time the court has made such a charge against a sitting head of state. The prosecutor spent years gathering evidence and found that Bashir and his government orchestrated a strategy of genocidal attacks.
And according to the prosecutor, when Bashir didn’t kill with direct violence he “organized the destitution, insecurity, and harassment of the survivors. He did not need bullets. He used other weapons: rapes, hunger and fear. As efficient, but silent.”
And all this happened under the nose of the U.N. Security Council. The Council has watched Bashir unleash a 5-year campaign of terror…without consequences. It hasn’t sent enough peacekeepers. It hasn’t provided enough equipment. And it hasn’t held Bashir accountable as he defies one Security Council resolution after another.
It is time for the U.N. Security Council to finally follow through on its commitment to bring peace to Darfur.

 

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