MO Ibrahim Urges the ICC to drop charges on Al bashir if he Willingly Steps Down

The International Criminal Court, ICC, should drop charges of war crimes charges against embattled Sudanese president Omar Al-Bashir if he agrees to step down amid growing anti-government protests.

This is a view advanced by Mo Ibrahim, a Sudan-born telecoms billionaire. He was speaking in an interview with the BBC, suggesting that Bashir agreeing to go could potentially save the country a civil war.

“If that is going to save lives, if it is going to save us from a bloody civil war, let the man go in peace.

Although I hate impunity, I mean people should be punished for their sins, but if that’s the price of letting the man go, fine.

“Although I hate impunity, I mean people should be punished for their sins, but if that’s the price of letting the man go, fine,” the billionair whose foundation awards exemplary former democratic leaders with a $5m prize stressed.

Bashir, who came to power in 1989, is wanted by the court for alleged genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur.

But since the indictment in 2009, Bashir has blatantly defied the arrest warrant by travelling to

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