Bahr Idriss Abu Garda is set to appear before a war crimes court Monday after turning himself in.
Wired PR News – A Darfur rebel has surrendered himself to authorities in connection to charges of war crimes. As reported by AFP, Bahr Idriss Abu Garda is set to appear before the International Criminal Court for allegedly leading an attack on peacekeepers in war-torn Darfur.
As noted in the report, Abu Garda is scheduled to appear before the ICC Monday at 3:00 pm. The court’s prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo is quoted as labeling Abu Garda’s actions as “the most serious attack against peacekeepers in Darfur.” He is further quoted as stating of the matter, “By killing peacekeepers, the perpetrators attacked the millions of civilians who those soldiers came to protect… They came from Senegal, from Mali, from Nigeria, from Botswana, to serve and protect. They were murdered.”
As further noted by the AP, the ICC has issued two other arrest warrants in connection with an investigation into the fighting in Darfur.