ICC prosecutor receives Sudan's assurances to achieve justice for Darfur conflict victims

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-21 01:16:17|Editor: huaxia

KHARTOUM, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda said on Tuesday that she received assurances from the Sudanese government to achieve justice for the victims of Darfur conflict.

Bensouda made the remarks after meeting with Chairman of Sudan's Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan at the Presidential Palace in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, said the council in a statement.

"Today I received assurances from chairman of the transitional sovereign council and his assistants to achieve justice for the victims and hold the perpetrators of crimes in Darfur accountable," Bensouda was quoted as saying in the statement.

She said that she sensed during her meetings in Khartoum the readiness and willingness of the Sudanese officials to cooperate with the ICC and find the best means to achieve this cooperation.

The prosecutor further noted that her visit is not the last but rather a beginning for the efforts to seek cooperation between Sudan and the ICC to achieve justice for the war victims in Darfur.

Bensouda arrived in Khartoum on Oct. 17 on an official visit to Sudan that will last until Oct. 21.

She held meetings with senior Sudanese officials to discuss means of cooperation between the ICC and Sudan regarding the arrest warrants issued by the ICC against some former Sudanese officials.

During 2009 and 2010, the ICC issued arrest warrants against former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, as well as other ministers, for allegedly committing genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sudan's Darfur region. Enditem