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Darfur Fail

August 28, 2010

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a humanitarian crisis taking place over in Sudan in the Darfur region. Darfur is experiencing catastrophes tantamount to genocide, which have going on for five years plus.

To add fuel to the fire, Kenya may or may not be allowing an international fugitive into its country when it signs its new constitution. Who is this fugitive? It’s Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir.

Al-Bashir is subject to two arrest warrants issued by the ICC for atrocities committed in Darfur in Sudan. The first was issued in March 2009 on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The second was issued in July 2010 on charges of genocide.

So there you have it, Kenya. Don’t let al-Bashir into the country or you’ll be aiding and abetting a suspected international criminal; unless you arrest him.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 29, 2010 6:57 am

    Hi Trung! Well said. It is only because countries aid and abet both the crimes and the criminals that serious human rights violations continue to multiply and intensify. It adds fuel to the fire and results in large scale loss of lives, like that in Darfur and last year’s genocide in Sri Lanka. The response of the international community is at best calculated and half-hearted on these critical issues and where they do choose to act, it tends to be ‘selective’ justice, to align with their strategic interests. This is the root of the world’s suffering, especially for the vulnerable and voiceless.

    Keep up your good work!
    p.s. you may be interested in my related post on this topic.

    • Trung permalink
      August 29, 2010 7:43 am

      hi atticus! thanks so much for your comment. i shall certainly read your blog entry on darfur. take care, my friend! πŸ™‚

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