This is a new and decisive turning point in the Sudan’s history. The country’s new authorities announced on Sunday that they were ready to hand over former President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court, Sudan Tribune reports.
According to Sudan Tribune, the Sudan News Agency, the FCC leader and former president of the Sudan Congress Party, Ibrahim al-Sheikh, said that the ruling coalition had agreed to hand over al-Bashir to the war crimes tribunal once his trial was over at home. “Freedom and change forces have agreed to hand over to the ICC deposed President Omer al-Bashir, and that is no problem,” al-Sheikh said at a press conference held Sunday by the FFC. “If al-Bashir escapes any domestic legal proceedings for the crimes he has committed, he will be punished by the International Criminal Court abroad,” he added.
The media reports that the statement by the head of the FCC, is the first public statement of the ruling coalition on the transfer of al-Bashir to the Hague Tribunal. The military leaders who took power after the coup against Bashir refused to deport him to the ICC, saying that it would be decided by the first government elected after the elections within three years. However, nothing is yet clear in the decision. The lack of a clear vision of the al-Bashir trial prompted the Minister of Justice on Saturday to deny support for the transfer of al-Bashir to the ICC. He added that the government has not yet adopted a decision on this issue, reports Sudan Tribune.