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Genocide charges considered again over Darfur

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Genocide charges considered again over Darfur


A charge of genocide could still be on the cards for the Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir.

International Criminal Court appeal judges have overturned an earlier ruling that threw out a genocide case in connection with the conflict in Darfur. The appeal judges disagree with the ruling that not enough evidence had been presented.

What is known as the court’s pre-trial chamber will now have to reconsider the list of charges.

The court in the Hague has already issued an arrest warrant for Bashir on seven counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes.

His government is accused of backing Arab militias who killed thousands of black Africans when non-Arab rebels took up arms against the government in 2003.

The Sudanese leader has repeatedly rejected the accusations, slamming them as part of a Western conspiracy.

The UN says more than 300,000 have died in the Darfur conflict, a figure Sudan rejects. Bashir ordered foreign aid groups out of the country when charges against him were laid.

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