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ICC seeks arrest of Sudan minister
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The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for the Defence Minister of Sudan for crimes alleged to have been committed in Darfur.

The Defence Minister, Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein, is alleged to be responsible for 20 counts of war crimes and 21 counts of crimes against humanity. At the time, Mr Hussein was Interior Minister and the Sudanese government’s representative in Darfur.

The ICC said in a statement that Mr Hussein should be prosecuted for war crimes such as persecution and torture and war crimes including murder and rape.

"The plan of the counter-insurgency campaign was allegedly formulated at the highest levels of the government of the Republic of the Sudan and had allegedly as a core component an unlawful attack on that part of the civilian population perceived by the government as being close to the rebel groups," the statement said.

The warrant was requested by chief prosecutor Luis-Moreno Ocampo in December last year, but was dismissed at the time by a senior Sudanese official as ‘ridiculous’.

The ICC had already indicted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is charged with genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

 

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Tamil Guardian 21 April 2014
‘Breaking the Silence’ held at Kingston University

; (Pictures: KUTS)

Kingston University Tamil Society held the first ‘Breaking the Silence’ event of 2014 earlier this month.

Tamil students from the university organised an exhibition at the main campus of the university in south London detailing aspects of the genocide and war crimes that occurred during the armed conflict.

Award-winning documentary “No Fire Zone” was also played to students and faculty members at the university.

Breaking the Silence is a project to raise awareness about Tamil rights issues, [more]

Tamil Guardian 21 April 2014
Canadian Tamils outline consensus position on Eelam Tamil issues

Over 80 Canadian Tamil organisations have come together to create a common position on Eelam Tamil activism, while rejecting the proscription of diaspora organisations and individuals by the Sri Lankan government. [more]

Tamil Guardian 21 April 2014
Tamils do not enjoy same rights as Sinhalese – EPC councillor

Tamil people in Sri Lanka do not enjoy the same rights and benefits that the Sinhalese people on the island have, said Eastern Provincial Councillor M Rajeswaran, according to the Uthayan. [more]

Tamil Guardian 21 April 2014
5 years today - Sri Lanka delays aid to Vanni, South African politicians condemn ethnic cleansing and call for political solution
Tamil civilians injured by Sri Lankan military shelling and gunfire wait to be treated in makeshift hospitals within the No Fire Zone Photo:Tamilnet [more]

Tamil Guardian 20 April 2014
Talking Taboo: Caste & Religion in the Tamil community
In the second part of the 'Unrestricted' series, a discussion forum by the Tamil Students Initiative (TSI) aimed at stimulating dialogue within the Tamil community on subjects often considered taboo, [more]

Tamil Guardian 20 April 2014
We do not welcome South African initiative - Minister Champika Ranawaka
Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka criticised efforts by South Africa to facilitate dialogue between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), stating the Tamil struggle should not be equated to that against Apartheid. [more]

Tamil Guardian 20 April 2014
Guard attacks prisoner - Jaffna
A prisoner in Jaffna was attacked by a prison guard today, reports Uthayan. The prisoner, whose identity remains unknown, has been admitted to Jaffna hospital after suffering injuries. [more]

Tamil Guardian 20 April 2014
Foreign Correspondents Assoc questions visa restriction on BBC journalist
The Foreign Correspondents Association (FCA) said it was "unaware of any time limits on visas issued to foreign journalists posted to Sri Lanka", [more]


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