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    The International Criminal Court should have an arrest warrant for Omar al-Bashir since he supported Arab militias, indirectly committed genocide and did not wish to help the civilians of Darfur. The Janjaweed, the Arab militias that committed many crimes against humanity, were supported by al-Bashir’s government. In February 2004, “Janjaweed militia wearing government uniforms attack[ed] a boarding school in Tawila, Darfur forcing 110 Zaghawa girls to strip naked at gunpoint before conducting multiple rapes and then setting the school on fire.” Since the the Janjaweed were wearing Sudanese military uniforms, it can be concluded that al-Bashir was supplying the militias that committed crimes such as mass rape. This was not an isolated incident.…

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    Hitler, Stalin, or Mussolini; however, they often do not think that there can be such leaders in present time. Omar al-Bashir, president of Sudan, causes us to re-think this assumption. He was born on January 1, 1944 in Hoshe Bannaga, Sudan (CNN Library 2015). He graduated as an officer from the Sudan Military College in Khartoum in 1966 (CNN Library 2015). After graduating he became involved in campaigning against the rebels of Southern Sudan, known as the SPLA. In 1989 he led a coup against…

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    Darfur Horror

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    the signing of the Addis Ababa Agreement. This contract granted more political power to the south of the country and gave the Abyei region the right to hold a popular vote to decide whether or not they would join Southern Sudan. In 1983, the second Sudanese Civil War began, when the government attempted to introduce Sharia law and denied Abyei the right to a popular vote, which had been promised in the Addis Ababa Agreement . Fighting broke out between the Southern Sudan Liberation Movement…

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    Omar was the President of the Republic of Sudan since October 16, 1993, he was charged with many counts of heinous crimes. This was including being a co-perpetrator for counts of crimes against humanity, which included: murder, extermination, torture and rape, two counts of war crimes, three counts of genocide and more ("The Prosecutor v. Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir", 2016). Clearly this was an extremely large case for Africa in all, it not only affected the people of Sudan, but also affected…

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    Genocide Persuasive Essay

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    Only in 2009, was a warrant put out for his arrest, and in 2010 he was charged with three more war crimes—three charges of genocide. Disturbingly, to this day, al-Bashir is still a sitting head of his state and has yet to be arrested. This is in whole due to the fact that Sudan is not a party to the Roman Statute, even though they signed, they did not ratify. So, in part, al-Bashir is in a form of “prison” because he cannot leave Sudan without traveling into a nation that accepts ICC…

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    Darfur Conflict

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    Rebel groups such as Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) and Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) were opposing the government due to racial discrimination and political neglect for years. On the opposing side the Government of Sudan led by President Omar al-Bashir responded by placing an ethnic cleanse of all those who are non-Arab Sudanese (typically found in Darfur region) by provoking a civil war and deploying the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and the Janjaweed (a…

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    The Darfur Crisis

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    like the Darfur Liberation Front (DLF) which later became Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) and the Justice and Equality Movement to fight against the government of Sudan which allied with Janjaweed militia by using armed force. Under the estimation of United Nations, more than 200,000 people died and at least 2 million people were displaced from their homes in Darfur since fighting broke out in 2003. In February 2003, DLF attacked police stations and army bases in the area of Jebel Marra in Darfur.…

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    dictator would be Omar al-Bashir. Bashir was born in January of 1944 in the Nile Valley of northern Sudan. He joined the military at sixteen and slowly worked his way up to being a torturous dictator. The conniving dictator Napoleon manipulates situations to get to the top in the short novel Animal Farm by George Orwell. Which is a mirror image of the dictator of Sudan. They are similar in their rise to power, laws and polices, and even their cruelties and atrocities. Although Bashir was a…

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    Dehumanization In Sudan

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    Michael Ignatieff once said, “Genocide is not just a murderous madness; it is, more deeply, a politics that promises a utopia beyond politics - one people, one land, one truth, the end of difference. Since genocide is a form of political utopia, it remains an enduring temptation in any multiethnic and multicultural society in crisis.” According to the article, over a million of civilians have been displaced or severely affected by violence in the past two years. The forces were under the command…

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    The Darfur Genocide

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    The conflict in Darfur has also increased tensions in neighboring Chad and the Central African Republic as hundreds of thousands of refugees stream over the two countries’ borders to escape violence. While the conflict has faded from the spotlight, ongoing violence continues to displace, injure, and kill people until today. “Darfur is home to racially mixed tribes of settled peasants, who identify as African, and nomadic herders, who identify as Arab.” (Kasfir) Tensions between tribes in Darfur…

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