Hamas condemns arrest order against Sudan's leader

March 4, 2009 17:24

The Gaza Strip's Hamas government condemned on Wednesday the International Criminal Court for issuing an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on charges of masterminding atrocities in Darfur. Spokesman Taher Nunu said that the decision was unjust. Speaking in Gaza, he called the court's move "political" and said the Islamic group voiced its "solidarity" with al-Bashir and the Sudanese people. At least 300,000 people have been killed and 2.7 million driven from their homes in Sudan's western region of Darfur since 2003. The Court in the Hague issued a warrant Wednesday against al-Bashir on five charges of crimes against humanity and other war crimes charges.

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