Sudan’s military leader is subjected to trial, after ICC has confirmed charges

July 12, 2021

On Friday, the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II issued a decision confirming unanimously all the charges against Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman, Sudanese militia leader. Abd-Al-Rahman, also known as Ali Kushayb, was therefore engaged in proceedings before the Trial Chamber.

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Abd-Al-Rahman is regarded as a leading commander of the Janjaweed militia and one of the senior leaders of the Wadi Salih tribal hierarchy. He is also a Popular Defense Force member (PDF).He allegedly led pro-government initiatives against the Sudanese rebel groups and eventually displaced 40 000 people and killed 300 civilians.

Although the arrest warrant lists 53 counts of war-related criminal conduct, the court ruled that Abd-Al-Rahman is responsible for 31 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Darfur, Sudan, between August 2003 and April 2004.

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