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First ICC trial addressing Darfur war crimes to open

First ICC trial addressing Darfur war crimes to open

STEPHANIE VAN DEN BERG THE first trial addressing atrocities in Darfur opens at the International Criminal Court, nearly 20 years after the Sudanese region was racked by widespread violence that left hundreds of thousands dead. Suspected former Janjaweed militia leader Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman faces 31 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including persecution, murder, rape and torture. "(Tuesday) is a momentous day for victims and survivors in Darfur who never stopped fighting to see the day the cycle of impunity is broken," Sudanese human rights lawyer Mossaad Mohamed Ali of the African Centre for Justice and Peace…
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