The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is poised to seek the arrest of top Sudanese officials -- possibly even the president -- on Monday as he opens a new war crimes case on Darfur.
The prosecution said in a statement on Thursday Luis Moreno-Ocampo would submit to the judges on July 14 "evidence on crimes committed in the whole of Darfur over the last five years" and seek to charge an individual or individuals but gave no details.
The prosecutor would "summarize the evidence, the crimes and name individual(s) charged", it said.
The tribunal will then decide whether to issue arrest warrants or summons for the individuals to be named.
Sudan has said any such move could undermine the peace process in Darfur.
The Washington Post reported the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor will seek an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, charging him with genocide and crimes against humanity, citing U.N. officials and diplomats.
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