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The ICC and Bashir

Mar 11, 2009, 8:52 AM

Whilst we do not want to be seen as passing judgment between the ICC and the Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, we want to once again use the medium to urge all parties involved to exercise restraint so as to save the people of Darfur from any further crises.

In our own humble opinion, we want to urge the ICC to hold on for the meantime the international arrest warrant issued against the Sudanese leader in the name of peace. Already the Sudanese leader has sent a defying note saying he is not going to give into the arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity in Darfur.

For too long a period, Africa and its people have suffered from wars, diseases, whilst the rest of the human race continued to move forward. The International Criminal Court must consider the implications of such an arrest warrant and weigh both its positive and negative effects on the already suffering people of Darfur region of Sudan. Not only have the people of Darfur suffered, but lives of both the UN and African Union peace keepers have been lost, leaving their families and loved ones behind.

We cannot afford any escalation of this crime and anything that will jeopardize it must be avoided at all costs.

"Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of the peace must be constructed."