"The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice." - Martin Luther King Jr.
You are invited to read, sign and invite others to sign this People’s Arrest Warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir. International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Loius Moreno Ocampo issued an indictment and has requested authority to issue an Arrest Warrant for Al-Bashir and still the international community drags its collective feet, wanting to continue failed negotiations after 5 years of impunity. Arguing that he is innocent of the charges and committed to peace in Darfur, President Bashir has demanded that the UN Security Council suspend the ICC case.
The Darfuri people have a different view. They want President Bashir to be held accountable for his crimes and they oppose any delay in justice. In July, a Darfuri woman at a refugee camp in Chad told a humanitarian relief worker that: "a delay will not be a chance for peace. It will be a chance for Bashir to kill more." The Kalma massacre is grim evidence of her prediction.
November 7, 2008 Sudanese and Americans stood together at a Vigil at the Sudan Embassy to say “Enough” to the attacks on Darfuri people in their villages, towns and in the camps, to say “Enough” to ineffective international Peace efforts. It’s time to support the ICC arrest of Omar Al-Bashir who is guilty of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Sign this People’s Arrest Warrant and help stop Bashir before he kills more.
It is our hope that this People’s Arrest Warrant will embolden the leaders of nations around the world to use their power to protect the people of Darfur and all Sudan and to stop protecting this well-known genocidaire.
PEOPLE’S ARREST WARRANT
For Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir
DATE: November 7, 2008
COURT: International Citizens Tribunal for Sudan
PROSECUTOR: Compassionate Citizens of the World
ACCUSED: Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir
We, the people and organizations represented by the signatures below, on behalf of the people of Darfur - more than 300,000 Darfurians killed, more than 2.7 million Darfurians forcibly pushed from their ancestral homeland and unknown hundreds of thousands of Darfurian women and girls raped and children left orphaned and others - hereby issue this People’s Arrest Warrant against Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir, accused of criminal charges issued by the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo that are listed below:
Crime of Genocide under Article 6 (a) of the Rome Statute (a) killing members of the Fur, Mazalit and Zaghawa ethnic groups and others (b) causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of those groups, and (c) deliberately inflicting on those groups conditions of life calculated to bring about their physical destruction in part; for Crimes Against Humanity under Article 7 (1) of the Rome Statute for crimes as part of a widespread and systematic attack directed against the civilian population of Darfur with knowledge of the attack, the acts of (a) murder, (b) extermination, (d) forcible transfer of the population, (f) torture, and (g) rapes; and for War Crimes under Article 8 (2)(e)(i) of the Rome Statute for intentionally directing attacks against the civilian population as such, and (v) pillaging a town or place
We present this People's Arrest Warrant as an act of solidarity with all suffering Darfurians who to no avail are seeking help that has not come even after five long years. We deliver this People's Arrest Warrant to move the international community to arrest this perpetrator of genocide.
It is time to stop protecting leaders whose abuse of power knows no limit. It is time to make Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir accountable for terrorizing Sudan's citizens. We, therefore, present this People’s Arrest Warrant to John Ucek Lueth, Sudanese Ambassador to the United States of America, in lieu of, and until such time, as an arrest warrant is issued by the International Criminal Court for the purpose of bringing President Bashir to justice for his ongoing crimes against the people of Darfur.
The PEOPLE’S ARREST WARRANT For Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir petition to International Criminal Court was written by DarfurAlert and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.