Egypt، Ethiopia call to suspend ICC case against Sudan’s Bashir
Friday 09/June/2017 - 11:13 AM
Egyptian and Ethiopian diplomats have called on the United Nations Security Council to suspend the investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir، who is charged with masterminding a campaign of genocide in Darfur، according to the Sudan Tribune.
In a report to the Security Council on the situation in Darfur on Thursday، the ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda، urged the 15-member body to take concrete action that would help to arrest suspects of alleged genocide، war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Darfur، including President Omer al-Bashir.
Commenting on her report، Egypt’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations، Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta، said the ICC proceedings against al-Bashir must be suspended.
"The Court must be careful not to jeopardize peace and security on the African continent،" he said.
Referring to South Africa، Aboulatta disagreed with any action taken against an African State under the pretext that the State had not complied with the Court because it had not arrested President Al-Bashir and handed him over to the Court.