Don’t allow the United Nations to interfere with justice in Darfur!
On July 14, the International Criminal Court (ICC) received a request from Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo to indict Sudanese President Omar Hassan al Bashir on charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. Immediately, the Sudanese government began pressuring the UN Security Council to stop the prosecution of Bashir. The Sudanese government promises to bring peace to Darfur if the ICC case is suspended for a year. This is a lie. The United Nations has allowed Bashir to commit genocide in Darfur for five years while he pretended to support a peace process. Now, the Security Council is considering interfering with the ICC and betraying millions of Darfuris who have suffered and died under the Bashir regime. The UN should listen to the Darfuri people’s cry for peace with justice instead of Bashir’s demand for impunity for the crime of genocide.