May 19, 2009 Leave a comment
A Darfur rebel accused of taking part in the “most serious attack against peacekeepers in Darfur” voluntarily made his way to the International Criminal Court (ICC) this week.
The rebel, Bahr Idriss Abu Garda, became the first person from the Darfur conflict to appear before the ICC.
Abu Garda maintained his innocence – stating that he surrendered “out of clear conviction that justice be achieved in Darfur”.
In other news, Chad has confirmed that it indeed sent its army into neighboring Sudan to fight against Chadian rebels positioned there – an act the country believes it has a “right” to do “at any time and in any place”. Chad and Sudan have a history of accusing one another of supporting rebels belonging to each other.