Sudan to issue arrest warrants for Darfur rebels

Sudan is preparing arrest warrants for six Darfur rebel leaders, accusing them of masterminding a bloody attack on a government base, the Justice Ministry said on Monday.

Sudan to issue arrest warrants for Darfur rebels
Sudan is preparing arrest warrants for six Darfur rebel leaders, accusing them of masterminding a bloody attack on a government base, the Justice Ministry said on Monday.

Khartoum said 41 people were killed when the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) attacked a police base in the town of Wad Banda in Kordofan region, 200 km (125 miles) from the border with war-torn Darfur late last month.

The ministry said in a statement carried by state-run media the attack was 'a criminal and terrorist act'.

'Arrest warrants would be issued in cooperation with the Interpol against six leaders of the JEM responsible for the attack,' the ministry said. It did not name suspects.

The announcement of the arrest warrants came seven weeks before the start of peace talks between Khartoum and rebel groups, expected to take place in Libya on Oct. 27.


Reuters
Last Mod: 11 Eylül 2007, 12:11
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