Darfur militia chief would accept Sudan trial

[JURIST] Musa Hilal, suspected leader of the Janjaweed militia [backgrounder] active in the Darfur, said Wednesday that he would stand trial in Sudan rather than face trial outside the country. Hilal, who has consistently denied involvement [BBC News report] in alleged Darfur atrocities, nonetheless insisted if there was any indication he was being tried fairly, he would fight with all means necessary. The UN has passed a list of possible Darfur crimes indictees [JURIST report] to the International Criminal Court [official website] pursuant to a March Security Council resolution [JURIST report], but the Sudanese government [official website] has rejected that option [JURIST report], although it has hinted that it could accept a possible collaboration between the ICC and a Sudanese court. Reuters has more.

 

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