ICC Prosecutors Issues Summons to Two Sudanese Linked to Darfur Atrocities

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Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Bruce Zagaris
On February 27, 2007, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), applied to Pre-Trial Chamber I for the issuance of summonses to appear against Ahman Muhammad Harun and Ali Muhammad Ali Adb-Al-Rahman. The summons follow 20 months of investigation into crimes allegedly committed in Darfur since July 1, 2002. The Prosecution concluded that there are reasonable grounds to believe that Ahmad Muhammad Harun, former Minister of State for the Interior of the Government of the Sudan, and Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman (known as Ali Kushayb), a Militia/Janjaweed leader, bear criminal responsibility for alleged crimes against humanity and war crimes, including persecution, torture, murder and rape, committed in Darfur in 2003 and 2004 ... [more]