If it happens, it will be the first time a sitting head of state would be prosecuted for crimes against humanity:

Seven months ago, International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo charged Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir with directing a campaign of mass murder that has left more than 300,000 civilians dead and driven more than 2.7 million from their homes in Darfur. Now, the three-judge ICC panel has apparently ratified the charges and will soon issue an arrest warrant for Bashir to stand trial. For the first time, a sitting Middle Eastern head of state may be prosecuted for crimes against humanity. The CRIME Report spoke with AIC’s Jana El-Horr, who has been involved with Darfur advocacy for several years, to analyze the news.

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