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Omar al-Bashir to be handed to the ICC, Sudan agree

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The government of Sudan has agreed to send suspects of war crimes including former president Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

The decision was agreed following a joint meeting between the rebels and the Sudan government in Dafur.

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Omar al-Bashir being one those accused of war crimes is expected to face charges of killing about 300,000 back in 2003.

Addressing the matter was the government spokesman Hassan Eltaish who said that justice will only be achieved once wounds are healed.

Bashir who came into power in 1989 following a coup is reported to have ruled using excess power.

About 2.5 million as reported to have been displaced during the Dafur killings as Hague issued warrants of arrest.

Currently, the former president is serving two years at a reform facility as the laws of Sudan prohibit jailing leaders over the age of 70.

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