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Sudan: Detainees

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what reports he has received of the Sudanese Government's decision to detain Ali Kushayb; and if he will make a statement; (230361)

(2) what assessment he has made of the decision to have Ali Kushayb tried by the Sudanese courts instead of the International Criminal Court; and if he will make a statement.

We are aware of reports that Ali Kushayb has been arrested in Sudan and will be tried by the Government of Sudan. We continue to call on the government of Sudan to co-operate fully with the International Criminal Court over the two existing arrest warrants, which includes one for Kushayb. We hope Kushayb's arrest is a step towards this. There can be no impunity for crimes committed in Darfur.