The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, continues her tour in the states of the Darfur region (western Sudan), where she visited “Kalma” camp, which is described as the largest and oldest displacement camp in the region.
Bensouda said that the court has been looking forward to visiting Darfur for 17 years, and explained that the purpose of the visit is to listen to the families of war crimes victims, and to confirm the arrival of the team of investigators soon to review information and evidence on those crimes, and to discuss the current government in the implementation of arrest warrants that have not yet been implemented. Read also Arko Minawi as governor-general of the Darfur region.. Why did Hamdok hasten his appointment before the federal government was approved?United Nations: 1,860 people displaced to Chad due to the Darfur events To succeed Fatou Bensouda … the election of Britain’s Karim Khan, a prosecutor for the International Criminal Court
The official Sudanese News Agency said that the Public Prosecutor addressed the crowds of displaced people in Kalma camp, which includes more than 100,000 displaced people, and held meetings with a number of victims and visited mass graves in the camp.
The agency added that the displaced people raised banners calling for the ousted president, Omar al-Bashir, to be handed over to the International Criminal Court, and calling for the return of international organizations to the region and the provision of services to the displaced and the needy.
For his part, the Governor of South Darfur State, Musa Mahdi, when receiving the court’s delegation, stressed the need to punish all perpetrators of crimes.
He added that he would work to provide support and facilities to find out the perpetrators of crimes and bring them to justice.
The ICC delegation, led by Bensouda, started their visit to the Darfur region on Sunday from the city of El Fasher (the capital of North Darfur State), and then moved, on Monday, to the city of Nyala (the capital of South Darfur State).
The Prosecutor will continue her tour, as she will also visit the IDP camps in Central Darfur State to hear their representatives at the United Nations headquarters in Zalingei (the state capital).