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Omar al-Bashir invited by Vladimir Putin for FIFA World Cup final

MagkaSama Team - July 16, 2018
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Omar al-Bashir invited by Vladimir Putin for FIFA World Cup final

Radio Dabanga posted an article about Sudan’s President Omar Al Bashir who will travel to Moscow on Friday at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Bashir will hold talks with Putin and also attend the final match of the FIFA World Cup soccer in Moscow.

Mahmoud A. Suleiman wrote in this article published by Sudan Tribune that the attendance of the genocidal criminal, the fugitive from the International Justice Marshall Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir to watch the Football Finale in Russia is Slap on the face of the Darfur survivors and a betrayal of the victims of genocide.

Last week, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) says on 12 July 2010 the International Criminal Court (ICC) charged the Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir with three counts of genocide committed during the conflict in Darfur on three African tribes – Fur, Masalit and Zaghawa. The charity underlines in their tweet that today, he still hasn’t been arrested for the crimes he is charged with. 

It’s important to remember that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is the only sitting head of state wanted for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity for his crimes in Darfur. As President Emmanuel Macron was heading to Russia to support the French Team in the Football World Cup, we called him out on Twitter (in French):

Maddy Crowther, co-Executive Director at Waging Peace UK also points out the charges brought against al-Bashir:

Yasir Arman, Deputy Chairman of the SPLM/N and Secretary of External Affairs for the Sudan Call also tweeted:

It is very disturbing to know Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is among the heads of state invited to see France play Croatia. French President Macron didn’t comment on the situation, and World soccer’s governing body declined to comment on Al-Bashir’s presence. Turning a blind eye on a genocide is denying the victims suffering and it’s a real shame.

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