ICC Prosecutor Visits Sudanese Refugees in Chad

Agencies – Sudan Events

Sources confirmed that the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan, arrived yesterday (Friday) in the Chadian capital, N’Djamena, on his way to visit camps for Sudanese refugee who fled El Geneina massacres in West Darfur, before submitting his report next Monday to the UN Security Council.
According to (Al Jazeera Net), Karim Khan is scheduled to officially present to the Security Council – Monday – the text of the report prepared by the ICC regarding the investigations of its experts in Sudan and violations, especially in the Darfur region.
According to witnesses who gave their testimonies to ICC investigators, the investigations began since the 5th of last July, and most of them were in the city of Adere, which received thousands of people fleeing the war from West Darfur state, and that the investigations included – in addition to other cases – the killing of the Governor of West Darfur State, Khamis Abkar, in addition to sexual violence, rapes and mass killings based on ethnicity.
Karim Khan announced, last July 13, that the ICC had opened a new investigation into “war crimes” in Darfur, western Sudan, after 87 bodies were found buried in a mass grave in the city of El Geneina, capital of West Darfur State, amid accusations that the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) were the perpetrators.
Since the outbreak of war in Sudan April, last year, Darfur has witnessed successive attacks by the RSF and tribal militias loyal to it, resulting in the displacement of thousands to Chad.

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