On March 4th 2009 Sudan’s President, Omar al-Bashir, was issued a warrant for his arrest by the International Criminal Court at The Hague, on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Al-Bashir is the first sitting head of state to be indicted by the International Criminal Court.
This news was all over the presses the first week of march. We opened up our emails and browser pages and were amazed to see it. Keep your eyes and ears on the news for what this might mean for the people of Sudan. Already there has been some not too healthy ramifications because of this edict. (Such as aid organizations being ordered to leave Sudan because of the warrant.)