Cairo September 16, 2012
ANHRI condemns the Egyptian authorities’ official invitation to “El-Bashir” the president of Sudan, who is accused of convicting war crimes, genocides and crimes against humanity. It also condemns receiving him and the delegate accompanied him.
The Security Council issued the resolution no. 1593 of March 31, 2005 of committing the case of Darfur to the international criminal court. On July 14, 2008 an arrest warrant issued against him based upon a request submitted by the Court general prosecutor “Okumbu” due to an investigation conducted in June 1, 2005.
The preliminary circuit of the Court issued an arrest warrant against “El-Bahsir”, on March 4, 2009 of arresting the Sudanese president due to charges of committing war crimes and genocides. UN says that the conflict in Darfur on 2003, led to the killings of 300.000 persons, thousands were raped and 2.2 million were homeless.
Okumbu said that “he has additional evidences and will appeal the decree of the preliminary circuit I decree and will call the circuit to appeal and add the new charges against “El-Bashir”. Before the court issued an arrest warrant against “Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed Haroun”, the former minister of interior and “Ali Koshib” the leader of the Janjawied militants, but the Sudanese president repeated that he will not handover any of the wanted persons.
Both men are accused of committing crimes against humanities and war crimes in Darfur. The court issued two new arrest warrants against them in April 2007.
ANHRI said that “it is shameful to officially invite the president who is accused by committing war crimes in Darfur. The Egyptian authorities should not invite but to arrest him whenever he comes to Egypt, therefore, the Egyptian regime became a resort to the war and genocide criminals after the revolution”.
ANHRI calls the Criminal Court to do not use the political double standards and start investigating all the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in various countries, in particularly in the occupied Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Congo and others.