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ICC Prosecutor to Ask UN for Darfur Suspect List

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor will go to the United Nations soon to ask the Security Council to hand over the names of war crimes suspects from Darfur, his spokesman said on Friday. The U.N. Security Council referred cases of war crimes suspects from Sudan’s vast western region to the ICC on Thursday. It was the first case sent by the council to the Hague-based ICC, set up to try cases of genocide and other major human rights violations. Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo plans to travel to U.N. headquarters in New York within weeks to receive a sealed list of suspects names, prosecution spokesman Christian Palme said. The prosecutor has also asked a U.N.-appointed commission of inquiry to hand over thousands of pages of documents it used to compile a report in January which said the Sudanese government and its militia allies had committed major crimes. Full Story

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