Dear IJP Supporters,
With rumors circulating of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s plans to travel this week to Chad for the Greenbelt Conference of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States and Kenya for the inauguration of newly-elected President Kenyatta, it appears that international pressure has proven successful once again.
Chad has further postponed/cancelled the Greenbelt Conference, which was originally scheduled for last month but was postponed because of controversy surrounding the invitation to Bashir, and President Bashir did not travel to Kenya for the inauguration as some earlier news reports indicated he would do. With these steps in the right direction, we remain hopeful that Bashir will soon be brought to justice at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the alleged crimes committed in Darfur.
We must continue to work together to further isolate Bashir and his supporters and make it clear that nothing short of justice and accountability will suffice for the victims of these crimes.
If you have already joined BashirWatch, we thank you and point to moments like these when it is crucial to work together through mechanisms, like our Rapid Response Network. If not, we encourage you to join us now at www.bashirwatch.org! Also, you can:
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Help us continue to fight for justice for the many millions of Darfurian victims around the world!
The IJP Team