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Despite ICC Genocide, War Crimes, and Crimes Against Humanity Charges, Sudan’s President Bashir invited to Russia

From the International Criminal Court.

One of Aesop’s Fable’s morals is “You Are Known by the Company You Keep“.  Russian President Putin invited Sudan’s President Bashir to the Kremlin.

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir is still wanted by the ICC.

According to the ICC’s own website:

Al Bashir Case
The Prosecutor v. Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir

The first warrant for arrest for Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir was issued on 4 March 2009, the second on 12 July 2010. The suspect is still at large.

Next steps: Until Omar Al Bashir is arrested and transferred to the seat of the Court in The Hague, the case will remain in the Pre-Trial stage. The ICC does not try individuals unless they are present in the courtroom.

Sudan’s foreign ministry says President Omar al Bashir will visit Russia next month, at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin. Mr Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, rarely travels outside of Africa and the Middle East.

President Al-Bashir to Visit Russia in Mid Next August

Khartoum, July 3 (SUNA)- The President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, will visit Russia in mid next August on the invitation of the Russian President Vladimir Putin, for consolidating the bilateral relations in all fields. In a statement to SUNA, the Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, said that the two sides will discuss during the visit a number of important files on the economic and trade relations as well as the political consultation and the exchange of support at the different international forums, especially that Russia is a major supporter of Sudan issues at the Security Council and other international organizations. Prof. Ghandour indicated that the visit comes at a time when Sudan foreign relations are witnessing inclusive openness to all countries and effective presence at the level of the regional and international organizations.

Russia has often voted in support of Sudan at the United Nations Security Council.

Sudan is taking a PR offensive.

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It appears to be working at the UN.

Followed by…

President Trump, however, just put Sanctions on Sudan as one of the six predominantly Muslim nations which support terrorism.

One source mentioned a pending vote in the US about Sudan but I could not find any details.

Putin, however, has invited another criminal into the Kremlin, and not just an ordinary criminal. He is, once again, keeping company with the most notorious people on earth.

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Sudan’s president to visit Russia in August

Source: Xinhua| 2017-07-03 22:00:23|Editor: Zhang Dongmiao

KHARTOUM, July 3 (Xinhua) — Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is to visit Russia in August 2017 at the invitation of his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, according to Sudan’s Foreign Ministry.

The visit aims to enhance bilateral ties at all levels, Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said in a statement Monday.

The minister said Russia is “a major supporter of Sudan in UN Security Council and other international organizations,” and there is permanent coordination between Sudan and Russia at various levels.

Sudanese president is facing an arrest warrant by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for allegedly committing crimes against humanity and genocide in Sudan’s Darfur region.

Russia withdrew from the ICC in November 2016, saying the court focused on accusing Ossetian militias and Russian forces of committing war crimes during the war between Russia and Georgia in August 2008 and ignored what has been committed by the Georgian forces.

At the time, Khartoum said it welcomed the Russian stance.



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