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|December 15, 2009|
Summit moved to keep Bashir away
The announcement came after Presidents Nicolas Sarkozy of France and Hosni Mubarak of Egypt met in Paris. The venue was reportedly moved to prevent the Sudanese leader from attending: France has said it would carry out the ICC warrant for his arrest, whereas several African nations, including Egypt, have said they would not.
The ICC accuses him of running a campaign of genocide that killed 35,000 people outright, at least another 100,000 through a "slow death" and of forcing two-and-a-half million to flee their homes in Darfur. Earlier this month, Mr Bashir pulled out of an Islamic summit in Istanbul after Turkey, which is seeking EU membership, reportedly came under pressure from Brussels to drop him from the guest list.