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International court issues warrant for Sudan president on war crimes charges

Published 03/04/2009, Associated Press

The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant today for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. He is the first sitting head of state the court has ordered arrested. The three-judge panel said there was insufficient evidence to support charges of genocide in a war in which up to 300,000 people have died and 2.7 million have fled their homes.

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