Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sudanese V.P. Urges The U.N. To Reject ICC Arrest Warrants

Sudanese Vice President, Ali Osman Taha, has called on the U.N. to reject the International Criminal Court arrest warrants against Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir for allegedly masterminding a campaign of genocide Sudan's Darfur region.

The Voice of America news has reported that, http://www.voanews.com/english/news/africa/east/Butty-VP-UNGA-Speech-React-Ismail-28september10-103910679.html, Mr. Taha addressing the U.N. general assembly, stated that the involvement of the ICC is a threat to the peaceful settlement of the Darfur conflict.

OPINION: Hopefully the U.N. does not bend to this threat of blackmail by Mr. Taha.  Omar Al-Bashir justifiably has the arrest warrants issued against him if for nothing else than his inaction to resolve the conflict and at the worst for ordering the genocide.  This man needs to stand trial and either prove his innocence or suffer the consequences of his actions.