Khartoum (UNA-OIC) – Sudanese Prime Minister Dr. Abdalla Hamdok received here on Monday Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda.
The prime minister thanked the ICC prosecutor and her team for their efforts to do justice for the victims of war crimes and genocide in the Darfur conflict, reiterating his government’s commitment to cooperate with the court in this respect.
Ms. Bensouda expressed appreciation of the transitional government for the facilitation extended to the ICC delegation. She described her visit to the Darfur region as a dream that came true.
The ICC prosecutor arrived last Saturday in Darfur, where she met with provincial authorities and affected communities in Sudan’s western region. Bensouda said she was inspired by “the resilience and courage” of the Darfur people.
Sudan News Agency (SUNA) reported that the prosecutor urged the transitional government to hand over suspects wanted for war crimes and genocide in the Darfur conflict, including former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and two other senior figures of his rule.