This is a summary of trial hearing before the ICC in the case of the murderer Ali Kushayb. Ali Kushayb sits bored and listens while witnesses tell of the atrocities. The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor Karim Khan has arrived in Sudan.
HAGUE AUGUST 22: This is a summary of trial hearing before the ICC in the case of the murderer Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman, commonly known as Ali Kushayb. The murderer Ali Kushayb is seen sitting unmoved, almost bored, while the witnesses tell of murders and abuses committed by him personally and under his command. He sits there in a dark suit, trying to look like a civilized human being, but everyone in the court, even his own lawyers, knows he is a Janjaweed monster.
The next court hearing is on August 25. The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor Karim Khan has arrived in Sudan. Khan’s visit will continue until August 25, His visit this year is the third by an ICC prosecutor to Sudan since Bashir’s ouster.
Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman was transferred to the ICC’s custody on 9 June 2020. The initial appearance of Mr Abd-Al-Rahman before the ICC took place on 15 June 2020. Abd-Al-Rahman is suspected of 31 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed between August 2003 and at least April 2004 in Darfur, Sudan.
Kushayb has been accused of personally participating in attacks against civilians in the towns of Kodoom, Bindisi, Mukjar and Arawala and surrounding areas between August 2003 and April 2004. Ali Abd-Al-Rahman was reported to be working for Ahmed Haroun.
In December 2003 in the town of Arawala, a witness reported Kushayb inspecting her and other women who had been tied to a tree naked to be raped repeatedly by Janjaweed militia. According to the ICC, Kushayb directly participated in the murder of 32 men in the town of Mukjar. The evidence against Ali Kushayb is overwhelming, and still not all witnesses have been heard.