Hopefully this will help bring this humanitarian travesty to an end.
Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir may be charged with genocide, the Sudanese ambassador to the United Nations told CNN.
The ambassador said Friday that the International Criminal Court has indicated to Sudanese officials that al-Bashir may be charged over the five-year campaign of violence in the country’s Darfur region.
It is staggering how awful this campaign of terror has been against the Darfuris. The UN estimates 2.5 million people have been displaced (many into neighboring Chad), and 300,000 people killed. Three-hundred thousand people killed. That’s half the population of San Francisco–decimated by janjaweeds sponsored by the government of al-Bashir.
I’m not a proponent of the death penalty, although I’d make an exception for this asshole. At least lock him away and throw away the key.