Thursday, March 5, 2009

Al Bashir, ordered arrested for war crimes in Sudan, retaliates against humanitarian groups

Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir became the first sitting head of a country to be issued an arrest warrant by the International Criminal Court ( the ICC). As had been predicted, al-Bashir retaliated by expelling six humanitarian NGO's and denouncing the ICC.

More than 300,000 have died and up to 3 million have been displaced, fleeing their homes, since the 2003 start of the genocide and ethnic cleansing in Darfur, western Sudan.

The I.C.C. formally charged al-Bashir with war crimes. They allege that he ordered his troups and Arab militias to kill, torture, and rape civilians in Darfur, including many women and children.

Please fervently pray for a quick end to the genocide, and that the atrocities do not escalate, now that the humanitarian groups, that were helping the vulnerable women and children, have been expelled. And pray God will raise up a new generation of righteous leaders in the Sudan.

The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16 (KJV)