South Africa’s shame

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OMAR AL-BASHIR is wanted for genocide and crimes against humanity: he has been indicted by the International Criminal Court for directing a campaign of mass killing, rape, and pillage against civilians in Darfur. The ANC-led government (the same government which prevented the Dalai Lama from coming to South Africa) would sooner welcome him as a guest of honour and withdraw from the ICC than see justice done.

“Amnesty International on Friday denounced government’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), saying it was a “deep betrayal of millions of victims worldwide”.

http://m.mgafrica.com/article/2016-10-21-sas-withdrawal-from-icc-a-betrayal-of-victims-worldwide-amnesty-international

http://bashirwatch.org

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Does justice trump peace? For another perspective on South Africa’s abandoning the ICC, see http://mg.co.za/article/2016-10-25-icc-is-too-focused-on-africa-must-take-the-blame-for-sas-departure

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