In Summary
  • Amnesty also urged the military authorities to ensure that new emergency laws do not undermine civil liberties.
  • It also said it was "alarmed" by the new emergency measures that have been installed under the incoming transitional military council.
  • Naidoo said the world should recognise the courage Sudanese people have shown in demanding their civil liberties.

London

Ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir should be handed over to the International Criminal Court, Amnesty International said after the army overthrew his three-decade iron rule on Thursday.

The London-based human rights organisation also urged the military authorities to ensure that new emergency laws do not undermine civil liberties.

"Bashir is wanted for some of the most odious human rights violations of our generation, and we need to finally see him held accountable," Amnesty secretary general Kumi Naidoo said in a statement.

"The Sudanese authorities should now turn Bashir... over to the International Criminal Court so that the victims of these unspeakable crimes can see that justice is done."

WANTED BY ICC

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