“Colonel of Colonels” in Darfur Conflict Surrenders Himself to the ICC

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
Author: 
Afrah Tahir
Volume: 
36
Issue: 
8
Abstract: 

On June 9, 2020, Sudanese Militia leader Ali Abd Al-Rahman, also known as Ali Kousayb, surrendered himself to International Crime Court (ICC) authorities. The event occurred thirteen years after the warrant for his arrest was first issued, on April 27, 2007. Koushayb’s alleged crimes occurred between 2003 and 2004 during the Darfur conflict as part of his involvement in the counter-insurgency efforts of the Sudanese government. Koushayb’s trial will be the first ever trial held for crimes committed during this conflict. [1]



[1] Peter Beaumont, Notorious Sudanese militia chief in Darfur conflict arrested in CAR, THE GUARDIAN, Jun, 09, 2020, [https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/09/notorious-sudanese-militia-chief-in-darfur-conflict-arrested-in-car].