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|September 26, 2008|
No surprise-The Arab league opposes an indictment of Omar al-BashirAbdel Wahid Al-Nur, the head of the Sudan Liberation Movement, urged the International community not to delay the International Criminal Court's probable indictment of Sudanese president Omar al-Basir .
"For the thousands of victims and the millions of displaced and refugees, Moreno-Ocampo remains the sole hope for justice. Instead of trying people who committed crimes, they ask victims to accept rape and killing" he said.
But the Arab League has aligned itself with Al-Bashir and is seeking a suspension of the indictment. From New York this week, the Prime Minister of Qatar ( Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al-Thani ) said, "We hope a resolution would be issued for a freeze in accordance with Article 16 (of the Rome Statute) and on the basis of that we will start to work into looking into the remaining issues."
Given their position, it is an outrage Qatar intends to host peace talks between Khartoum and Darfur rebels. The resistance movements are understandably reluctant to accept the mediation because of the entire Arab League's alliance with and support for Khartoum.