Merchant's slaying sparks protest in Sudan

EL-OBEID, Sudan, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Protests broke out in the city of El-Obeid, Sudan, after a merchant was killed by pro-government Arab Janjaweed militia members, officials said.

Six die in Sudan attack

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Rebels shelled the main city of Sudan's oil-producing South Kordofan state, hitting the central market, a school and a local police station, authorities said.

Six women killed in Sudanese attack

KADUGLI, Sudan, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- An official in the Sudanese border state of South Kordofan said six people were killed and more than 20 others were injured in rebel mortar attacks.

Pillay troubled by Sudanese rhetoric

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 6 (UPI) -- The U.N. high commissioner for Human Rights said orders issued by a Sudanese official to "clean" an area of rebels could be considered criminal.

14 Chinese workers rescued in Sudan

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Military forces freed 14 of 29 Chinese workers kidnapped during the weekend in Sudan's South Kordofan province, the governor of South Darfur state said Monday.

Rival victory claims along Sudan's border

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Authorities in the war-torn Sudanese state of South Kordofan said rebel forces suffered huge losses, though the rebels have denied the claims.
Party says Sudan election was rigged

Party says Sudan election was rigged

DARFUR, Sudan, May 16 (UPI) -- South Sudan's ruling party says the election of a man wanted by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, for war crimes was rigged.

Sudan inaction on war criminals faulted

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., June 16 (UPI) -- Sudan is violating international law by failing to arrest Darfur war crimes suspects, the U.N. Security Council charges.

Two Darfur probes to be complete this year

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 13 (UPI) -- The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in Geneva said he will finalize two investigations into Darfur war crimes by the end of the year.

Sudanese war criminal sought by U.N.

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Sudan has nominated suspected war criminal Ahmed Haroun as co-chair of a committee responsible for investigating human rights complaints in Darfur.

Sudan ignores ICC arrest warrants

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, May 2 (UPI) -- The government of Sudan rejected arrest warrants issued Wednesday by the International Criminal Court at The Hague for two men involved in the Darfur crisis.

First two Darfur war crimes suspects named

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A Sudanese government minister and a militia leader were named war crimes suspects Tuesday by the International Criminal Court at The Hague.

Ahmed Mohammed Haroun (or Ahmad Harun أحمد هارون) is one of three Sudanese men wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Despite international pressure on the government of Sudan to surrender him to the ICC, Haroun served as Sudan's Minister of State for Humanitarian Affairs until May 2009 when he was appointed to the governorship of South Kordofan. In September 2007, he was appointed to lead an investigation into human rights violations in Darfur.

Born in 1964, Haroun is from the state of North Kordofan. He comes from the Bargo tribe in western Sudan. He trained as a lawyer and at one time he was Sudan's youngest minister of state. He also accused in participating in mobilizing and training of tribal fighters to attack civilians during the counterinsurgency in South Sudan. He also participated in the mobilization of the Murahileen militia and the conduct of military operations in Kordofan during the 1990s.

During the time Haroun served as the Minister of State for the Interior, from April 2003 to September 2005, he also managed the Darfur Security Desk, which coordinated different government bodies involved in the counterinsurgency campaign in Darfur, such as the police, the Janjaweed, the Armed Forces, and the Intelligence Service. This department also managed access of NGOs and the media to Darfur. From 2006 until 2009, he was the Minister of State for Humanitarian Affairs.

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