Karim Khan, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, has announced plans to open new investigations into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the ongoing fighting in Sudan. Speaking to New 24 on a live broadcast, the ICC chief prosecutor said he has received reports from various sources, including property destruction, executions, killings, and rapes.

According to Khan, information have been sent to the Sudanese Armed Forces and Rapid Support Forces paramilitary group of his move, aiming to hold those responsible in a timely manner. He pledges to leave no stone unturned to bring war criminals to justice and has met both warring generals in the past. Khan is not allowed to visit Sudan, but he uses satellite imagery, refugees in neighboring countries, and an online portal to gather evidence.

He urges the international community to step up its commitment to bring justice to the people of Sudan and warns against being viewed as irrelevant or purveyors of false hope. The failure to do justice in Darfur two decades ago has sown the seeds for the current violence.

 

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