Posted by: africanpressorganization | 15 June 2015

Travel of Sudanese President Bashir to South Africa


Travel of Sudanese President Bashir to South Africa


WASHINGTON, June 15, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ Press Statement

John Kirby

Department Spokesperson

Washington, DC

June 14, 2015


The United States is deeply concerned by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s travel to South Africa for the African Union summit.

President Bashir has been indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of crimes against humanity and genocide, and warrants for his arrest remain outstanding.

While the United States is not a party to the Rome Statute, which sets out the crimes falling within the jurisdiction of the ICC, we strongly support international efforts to hold accountable those responsible for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

In light of the atrocities in Darfur, we call on the Government of South Africa to support the international community’s efforts to provide justice for the victims of these heinous crimes.



US Department of State


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