Sudan's Bashir hails ICC decision to halt Darfur probe

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir speaks during a press conference on November 30, 2014 in the capital KhartoumSudanese President Omar al-Bashir Saturday hailed the International Criminal Court’s suspension of its investigations into alleged war crimes in Darfur, accusing it of trying to “humiliate and subjugate” his country. Bashir is wanted by the ICC over alleged war crimes in the western region, where the government has been trying to crush an insurgency since 2003. The ICC’s prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said on Friday she was halting investigations, and criticised the UN Security Council for failing to push for Bashir’s arrest.

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