Friday, July 19, 2019

THE POLITICAL CAT AND MOUSE GAME BASHIR ESCAPES FROM SOUTH AFRICA

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1.    Five counts of crimes against humanity, namely, murder, extermination, forcible transfer, torture and rape contrary to Article 7 of the Rome Treaty; 2.    Two counts of war crimes were preferred against him, namely intentionally directing attacks against civilian population as such or against individual civilians not taking part in hostilities and pillaging contrary to Article 8 of the Rome Treaty; 3.    Three counts of genocide were preferred against him namely, genocide by killing; genocide by causing serious bodily or mental harm; genocide by deliberately inflicting on target group conditions of life calculated to bring about groups physical destruction contrary to Article 6 of the Rome Treaty. Since then arrest warrant has been issued. President Bashir has been travelling to safe destinations. It is the first time that he has been subjected to some form of proceedings which makes him to be treated like a suspect instead of a president. Lessons should be drawn from this that Presidents are only powerful if they are just or if they are protected by loyal armies and security forces. They are as vulnerable as any other citizen if they are unprotected by a state apparatus. Impunity always catches up with the perpetrator. The secure leader is one who cannot be found guilty of impunity.]]>

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