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Omar al-Bashir: Will Genocide Charge Against Sudan's Ex-President Stick?

Alex de Waal shares his reaction to the ICC's charges against Sudan's al-Bashir, in an op-ed for BBC News.

Sudan's announcement that it plans to hand ousted long-serving President Omar al-Bashir over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) was dramatic and surprising, but it also takes the country into uncharted waters, writes Sudan expert Alex de Waal.

The decision to get the ICC involved was welcomed by the majority of Sudanese who long for justice.

After all, one of the central demands of the protesters who helped bring an end to President Bashir's 30-year dictatorship was that he should be accountable for his alleged crimes.

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