Arab League: Sudan asks for help ahead of expected Darfur indictment

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July 12, 2008 14:02

Sudan has asked for an emergency meeting of Arab foreign ministers ahead of the expected indictment of the country's president for genocide and crimes against humanity in Darfur, an Arab League spokesman said Saturday. Abdel Aleem el-Abyad told The Associated Press that Arab League chief Amr Moussa, who is currently in Paris, was making phone calls to Arab foreign ministers to try to schedule a meeting. The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is expected to seek an arrest warrant Monday charging Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir with orchestrating violence in Darfur that has left hundreds of thousands of people dead.


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