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Sudan to hand Bashir, other wanted officials to ICC, says minister

Former Sudanese President Omar al Bashir, center, confers with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, right, as Yemen's President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi looks on as they prepare for a photo session at the extraordinary Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit on Palestinian issues in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, March 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
Former Sudanese President Omar al Bashir, center, confers with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, right, as Yemen's President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi looks on as they prepare for a photo session at the extraordinary Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit on Palestinian issues in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, March 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Sudan will hand longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court along with other officials wanted over the Darfur conflict, says Sudanese Foreign Minister Mariam al-Mahdi.

The “cabinet decided to hand over wanted officials to the ICC,” Mahdi is quoted as saying by state media.

Bashir, who ruled Sudan with an iron fist for three decades before being deposed in 2019, faces charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur.

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