Today the International Criminal Court issued a second arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al Bashir – it has now added charges of three counts of genocide to his previous seven counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. It is the first time ever the Court has issued an arrest warrant for genocide.
Yesterday President Obama called for the prosecution and arrest of those that carried out the genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina 15 years ago, saying “there can be no lasting peace without justice.”
Why, then, does he remain AWOL on justice for Sudan?
Take Action! Please do one or more of the easy, suggested actions to tell President Obama, “Do Not Be AWOL on Justice for Sudan!”
Leave messages for President Obama (you’ll have to click the “like” but ton on the page first) and tell him:
Following the ICC’s arrest warrant against Sudan’s President Omer al Bashir, the US government must do everything in its power to support the ICC’s effort to bring justice to Sudan, to renew the international community’s efforts to apprehend Bashir, and to prevent retaliation against innocent civilians in Sudan. President Obama, don’t be AWOL on justice in Sudan!” http://tinyurl.com/382jldx
Call the President Obama at 202-456-1111 (9 AM – 5 PM EST, M-F) and tell him:
“My name is ________, and I’m calling from ____________. Following the ICC arrest warrant for genocide against President Bashir, the US government should do everything in its power to support the ICC’s effort to bring justice to Sudan, to renew the international community’s efforts to apprehend Bashir and to prevent retaliation against innocent civilians in Sudan. Mere words of condemnation will not work any longer – the people of Sudan need real pressure on their government and full cooperation with the ICC. Don’t be AWOL on justice in Sudan!”