Sudan asks Interpol to arrest JEM leader: report

Sudan's justice minister has asked Interpol to arrest the leader of Darfur's most powerful rebel group, state media said on Monday.

Sudan asks Interpol to arrest JEM leader: report

Sudan's justice minister has asked Interpol to arrest the leader of Darfur's most powerful rebel group, state media said on Monday.

The Sudanese Media Centre quoted Abdel Basit Sabderat as saying the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) leader, Khalil Ibrahim, should stand trial for an unprecedented May 2008 attack on the capital Khartoum, which killed around 200 people.

"The relevant authorities of Interpol have been requested to arrest him wherever he is so that he may face trial ... and be handed over to the Sudanese authorities," SMC quoted Sabderat as saying.

He urged "all concerned states not to shelter him and to extradite him to face trial", SMC added. Sabderat was not immediately available to confirm the report.

Ibrahim has left Qatar-based peace talks and is visiting Cairo, an ally of Khartoum. JEM officials declined to comment.

SMC said Ibrahim was accused of some 14 charges including murder and waging war against the state.


Reuters

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