Sudan will investigate crimes during the bloody conflict

300.000 were killed in the Darfur region. Sudan's prosecutor general will investigate members of the former regime. Sudan has initiated an investigation of t

Sudan will investigate crimes during the bloody conflict

300.000 were killed in the Darfur region. Sudan's prosecutor general will investigate members of the former regime.

Sudan has initiated an investigation of the crimes committed in the Darfur region.

The state attorney general in Sudan, Tagelsir al-Heber.

the Investigation will be directed against the persons of the deposed president, Omar al-Bashir, regime, says the prosecutor.

He did not mention specifically who it is about.

- We have begun an investigation of the crimes that have been committed in Darfur from 2003, says Heber.

Omar al-Bashir himself is wanted by The International Criminal court (ICC) in the Hague for his role in the bloody conflict.

the ICC accuses him of being responsible for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Darfur province.

Around 300,000 people lost their lives in the violent conflict, and 2.5 million were sent fleeing from their homes.

the Fighting in Darfur broke out in 2003 when rebels took up arms against Bashir's government, which they accused of suppressing the ikkearabere.

Both menneskeretsgrupper and the ICC's prosecutors believe that Bashir's government was behind numerous attacks on both rebels and civilians in Darfur, where regeringsstøttede militias killed, raped, looted, and burned the villages down.

The former president is sitting at the present time imprisoned. He was a week ago sentenced in a corruption case and is now awaiting other proceedings against him be initiated.

the attorney general says, that there are also initiated an investigation of Sudan's former intelligence chief Salah Gosh, who resigned two days after Bashir was overthrown.

Sudan is today managed by a transitional government composed of military personnel and civilians. It must, in the long term pave the way for civilian rule.

/ritzau/AFP

Updated Date: 22 December 2019, 21:00

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