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Joy turns to fear in Sudan as army takes control after ousting Bashir

(CNN)Sudan's ruling military council will prosecute deposed President Omar al-Bashir but will not extradite him, a military officer said Friday. In a press conference, the head of transitional military council's political committee Lt. General Omar Zein Alabedin vowed to try Bashir, forced out of power in a military coup on Thursday morning, and said that the army would help pave the path to democratic transition. Bashir faces five counts of crimes against humanity and two counts of war crimes at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague in connection with Sudanese military actions in Darfur between 2003 and 2008. The United Nations human rights office called on Sudan on Friday to cooperate with the ICC. "We do encourage the auth ...
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