Ali Kushayb to Appear before the ICC today

Ali Kushayb faces 53 counts of war crimes and more against humanity.

Al Taghyeer: Agencies

The defendant Ali Muhammad Ali Abdal Rahman “Kushayb” is scheduled to appear before the International Criminal Court(ICC) in The Hague on Monday.

Kushayb is accused of committing “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity” in Darfur region of western Sudan during 2003-04.

The confirmation of charges hearing will continue until Wednesday, May 26.

Ali Kushayb faces 31 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The Court has issued the first arrest warrant against Kushayb on April 27, 2007. A second arrest warrant was issued in June 2020.

Kushayb was transferred in June 2020 to the ICC custody in The Hague, after he voluntarily surrendered in the Central African Republic.

Ali Kushayb appeared before the ICC initially on June 15, 2020.

At that time, the Court decided to severe his case from that of Ahmed Harun, given that Harun had not yet been handed over to the court.

It is noteworthy that those wanted by the ICC are now responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Darfur, are 4 along with Ali Kushayb.

Two other former officials wanted by the ICC for crimes against humanity in Darfur, Abdal Raheem M. Hussein, Ahmed Haroun.

In addition to Abdallah Banda, Commander-in-Chief of Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) Collective-Leadership.

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