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Sudan President Omar Al-Bashir Denies Darfur Crimes

Huffington Post   First Posted: 06/13/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:20 PM ET

Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir has given an exclusive BBC interview that marks his first international television appearance since the ICC indicted him for war crimes in early March. Al-Bashir, when questioned by the BBC's Zeinab Badawi about what role he has played in either enabling or neglecting Darfur's genocide, spits back angrily, "I challenge anybody to bring me evidence that proves the Sudanese armed forces attacked and killed citizens in Darfur." Since his indictment, the Sudanese President has made a Brobdingnagian display of insolence by thumbing his nose in the face of the ICC and traipsing through the region with impunity to visit allies, such as Libya's Moammar Gadhafi, as well as officials in Egypt, Ethiopia and Eritrea, among others.

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