Darfur militia leader in ICC custody after arrest in Central Africa – Reuters

Source: Darfur militia leader in ICC custody after arrest in Central Africa – Reuters

BANGUI/THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Darfur militia leader Ali Kushayb is in the custody of the International Criminal Court to face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity after surrendering to authorities in the Central African Republic, the ICC said on Tuesday.

Kushayb is the first Sudanese suspect to be transferred to the ICC. The court issued an arrest warrant for him in 2007, accusing him of murder, rape and pillage in the western Sudanese region of Darfur between 2003 and 2004.

Prosecutors say Kushayb was a commander of pro-government Janjaweed militias that led attacks on towns and villages that killed dozens of people. …

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