Friday, March 09, 2007

Sudan response to ICC charges

This from Human Rights Watch, on the government of Sudan trying lower level officials who have been charged for war crimes by the International Criminal Court.

“The decision to try Ali Kosheib immediately following the ICC prosecutor’s announcement is obviously an attempt to pre-empt the international court case,” said Sara Darehshori, senior counsel in Human Rights Watch’s International Justice program. “Sudan should let independent international monitors into the country to observe the trial in if it wants to show that it’s anything other than window dressing.”