International Criminal Court to Reconsider Genocide Charges Against Sudan's President
February 4, 2010
The Wall Street Journal reports that "the International Criminal Court [has] decided to revisit a petition to charge [Sudanese] President Omar al-Bashir with genocide, reversing last year's decision by a panel of judges that there wasn't enough evidence to link the Sudanese leader with mass killings of his people" (Childress, 2/4). According to the New York Times, the prosecutor in the case "said that he would provide new evidence to support his genocide charges, and would include the president's expulsion of international aid agencies last year which provided crucial food, drinking water and medical supplies to war victims and refugees in the Darfur region" (Simons, 2/3). PlusNews examines HIV/AIDS care in Southern Sudan, writing that the area's "poor infrastructure, largely illiterate population and dearth of health facilities and workers mean that despite five years of peace, HIV programmes are still in their infancy" (2/3).
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