Darfuris feel “let down”

10 February 2010 by Hermione Gee

The last week has seen two important developments regarding ICC prosecutions of alleged war crimes committed in Darfur. Tajeldin Abdalla Adam is a journalist with Radio Dabanga, a Netherlands based station that broadcasts to Darfur. He told the IJT what these rulings will mean for Darfuris.

How have the people of Sudan reacted to the recent ICC ruling regarding President Bashir?

In the beginning there was some confusion about the decision itself. Because a lot of people were actually expecting that President Bashir was going to face genocide charges and that the appeals chamber put a direct decision on that. But later on they discovered is was not like that. But overall they know – especially the victims in the camps – that the government has committed genocide against them and because of that, they hope and expect the court will take this into consideration and genocide would be added to the arrest warrant.

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