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ICC Counsel: Signing of Omar Al-Bashir "Significant Cooperation" After Signing of Memorandum of Understanding

ICC Counsel: Signing of Omar Al-Bashir “Significant Cooperation” After Signing of Memorandum of Understanding

London, The United Kingdom (CNN) -Sudan government has signed a new memorandum of understanding with the International Criminal Court (ICC), which will include all persons who have been issued international arrest warrants, said Kareem Khan, the court’s attorney general. During a press conference on Thursday

“In my discussions with officials and other stakeholders, I urge the Sudanese government to deepen its cooperation with my office,” Khan said.

“I am pleased to inform you that the Memorandum of Understanding was signed today,” Khan added.

Khan’s statement comes as the Sudanese government confirms the extradition of former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court, along with other officials wanted in the Darfur conflict.

Speaking during his first visit to Sudan on Thursday, the ICC lawyer called the transfer of the suspects an “important step” but noted that such actions should be accompanied by “substantial and in-depth cooperation” between the two sides.

“I asked the authorities to access the evidence immediately and in full, and such evidence is crucial to success in the courtroom,” Khan told a news conference.

“Almost 17 years after the situation was noted, the Sudanese government and the International Criminal Court are indebted to the perpetrators of justice in Darfur without further delay,” he added, adding that this was a great moment in helping Sudan to “dawn.”

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