Kenyan court issues warrant for Sudan's president

AP News
Posted: Nov 28, 2011 8:46 AM
Kenyan court issues warrant for Sudan's president

A Kenyan court has ordered the government to arrest and hand over Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court in The Hague if he visits the country again.

Al-Bashir is wanted by the ICC for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in his country's western region of Darfur.

Kenya's section of the International Commission of Jurists last year went to court after al-Bashir visited Nairobi and the government failed to arrest him. Kenya is a signatory to the Rome Statute that established the ICC.

Nicholas Ombija of the High Court said Monday that Kenya should arrest al-Bashir to show its respect for human rights.