Sudan military not to extradite President to ICC

Sudan's Defence Minister Awad Ibn Auf stepped down as head of the country's transitional military council on Friday, a day after former president Omar al-Bashir was overthrown.

Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan will be the new head of the transitional military council.

Sudan's military said Friday it will not extradite former President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC) but he could instead be tried in his own country. Omar was wanted by the ICC for alleged genocide and war crimes in Darfur, Western Sudan in 2003, killing 300,000 people.

The five EU members of the UN Security Council on Friday called for a council meeting to discuss the situation in Sudan. German Ambassador to the UN Christoph Heusgen, whose country currently holds the Security Council presidency, told reporters that the Sudan meeting may come as early as Monday if the situation warrants. He added African members of the Security Council said the African Union will meet on Sunday to discuss the situation in Sudan.

Source: VOV5

Sudan military not to extradite President to ICC

Sudan's Defence Minister Awad Ibn Auf stepped down as head of the country's transitional military council on Friday, a day after former president Omar al-Bashir was overthrown.

Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan will be the new head of the transitional military council.

Sudan's military said Friday it will not extradite former President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC) but he could instead be tried in his own country. Omar was wanted by the ICC for alleged genocide and war crimes in Darfur, Western Sudan in 2003, killing 300,000 people.

The five EU members of the UN Security Council on Friday called for a council meeting to discuss the situation in Sudan. German Ambassador to the UN Christoph Heusgen, whose country currently holds the Security Council presidency, told reporters that the Sudan meeting may come as early as Monday if the situation warrants. He added African members of the Security Council said the African Union will meet on Sunday to discuss the situation in Sudan.

Source: VOV5