The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court or ICC, Fatou Bensouda, has officially requested Sudanese authorities, to grant an office to the ICC team to begin investigations.
Bensouda says her office would like to begin its mission in Sudan to collect evidence, and reach witnesses on war crimes and genocide that took place in Darfur.
The ouster Sudanese president, Omer Al Bashir and four of his party men are accused of committing genocide and war crimes in the Western Darfur region.
The ICC is pursuing Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir, former Minister of Defense Lieutenant General Abdurrahim Mohammad Hussein, former State Minister of Interior Ahmed Haroun, and armed militia leader Ali Koshaib.
Bensouda, revealed in a briefing to the subcommittee of the European Parliament for Human Rights, that the ousted President Al Bashir refused to cooperate with her office, noting that the situation in Darfur has been investigated by her office.
She noted that efforts have been made against five people whose arrest warrants have been issued since the overthrow of Bashir, she added, “However, the Republic of Sudan is going through an extraordinary political transition, but the situation on the ground remains volatile to find lasting peace in the country.”