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23 October 2017 08:01 (South Africa)

Amnesty International wants Nigeria to arrest Sudan’s president

Human rights group Amnesty International wants Nigeria to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir if he attends an African Union summit in the capital, Abuja. The president is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity relating to Sudan's Darfur region. AI says Nigeria is obliged to cooperate because it is a signatory of the ICC. Reports say Nigeria’s President Umaru Yar'Adua invited al-Bashir to attend the summit. South Africa, also a signatory of the ICC, will face a similar issue when it sends out invitations for the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

Read more: CNN, International Criminal Court

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