Omar Al-Bashir Escapes Potential Arrest for War Crime

The story of Omar Al-Bashir dodging an arrest warrant for being accused of war crimes has triggered global reactions.

A higher court in South Africa was due to reach a verdict on whether to hand Al-Bashir over to the International Criminal Court (ICC), and had ordered the South African government to ban him from leaving the country pending trial. Al-Bashir, who was attending an African Union summit in South Africa, is accused of war crimes and genocide.

As an editor and contributor for the Global Voices Check Desk I write stories from the Middle East and North Africa region, and update them as more information comes in.

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