Warrant

Now there is distinguished company for Slobodan Milosevic and Charles Taylor and the like. International court of Justice issued a warrant against sitting Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. He has the dubious distinction of being the first head of state the court has ordered arrested.

The crimes in Darfur have gone on for very, very long time. The ethinic cleansing by Arab tribes has poured untold misery on African origin people. The African groups have been complaining of discrimination and neglect against the Arab dominated government for decades now. In retaliation, the government started burning and beating, murdering, exterminating and pillaging. The poor African tribesman had to leave their ansestral places and seek refuge in neighbouring countries and camps.

The justice has to show some teeth now. There is some resistance by Arab and African countries. China is the largest buyer of oil from Sudan and it would not like this.

Justice is sourly warranted.

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