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ICC urges South Africa to arrest Sudan's President Bashir

The International Criminal Court (ICC) called on South Africa to arrest Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir who is attending the African union summit in Johannesburg.

The ICC president Sidiki Kaba in a statement acknowledging South Africa’s contribution to “strengthening the Court,” called on the government to “spare no effort in ensuring the execution of arrest warrants.”

Sudan al-Bashir was issued an international arrest warrant after facing charges at the court for crimes against humanity and war crimes.

As a signatory of the Rome Statute, South Africa is obliged to arrest President Bashir.