Sudan’s president Omar el  Bashir says claims about the Darfur crisis are exaggerated. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has said it will rule on March 4th whether to issue an arrest warrant for the Sudanese president. The judges will decide whether Mr. Bashir is to face charges of war crimes, genocides and crimes against humanity committed in the Darfur province.
Mr. Bashir is the most senior figure pursued by the court in Hague since it was set up in 2002. The president rejects the charges and refuses to deal with the ICC. The chief prosecutor of the court, Luis Moreno-Ocampo requested an international arrest warrant last July, making Mr. Bashir the first sitting  head of state accused of war crime while in office.
It is alleged that he masterminded the plan to kill three ethnic groups in Darfur.



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