Sudan PM advisor says Khartoum will hand over Bashir to ICC

Sudan reaffirms ousted president Bashir will be handed over to ICC
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20 October, 2021
Sudan's government announced again that the former president will be handed over to the ICC, where he is wanted for war crimes in Darfur.
Bashir has been wanted by the ICC for more than a decade for war crimes [Getty]

Ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir will be handed over to the International Criminal Court, an advisor to the prime minister said on Tuesday.

Yasser Orman, the political advisor to Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, repeated the government's vow that Bashir and his aides will be handed over to the ICC, but did not say when exactly this would happen.

Orman warned that Bashir’s regime still existed in Sudan, adding that "the conspiracy against the revolution is large."

Last month, the country’s joint military-civilian transitional council thwarted what they said was a coup attempt.

The attempted coup threatened the fragile rule of the transitional government, put in place after the revolution ousted Bashir from power in April 2019 until elections are held next year.

In another blow to transitional rule, protesters took to the streets of Khartoum last week to call for the government to be dissolved. They also demanded Bashir be handed to the ICC.

Sudan announced earlier this year that it would hand over Bashir and other officials to the ICC over the Darfur conflict, which the UN says left around 300,000 people killed and over 2.5 million displaced since its outbreak in 2003.

Bashir has been wanted by the ICC for more than a decade over charges of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity in the vast western Sudan region.