Ethiopia defends S. African position over attempts to arrest Sudanese President

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn expressed his solidarity with the South African government position not to arrest and handover Sudanese President, Omer Hassan al-Bashir, to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Recently, the South African government came under heavy pressure from the ICC and the international community to deliver Bashir to the war crimes court in response to two arrest warrants issued against him in 2009 and 2010.
Hailemariam said the attempt to arrest the Sudanese president was instigated by non-governmental organizations and not the South African government.
Hailemariam noted that Ethiopia “objects impositions on African leaders” and made known that Ethiopia along with the African Union will continue to struggle against such “unjust” demands.
African states have repeatedly accused the ICC of double standards, arguing that the Hague-based court unfairly and disproportionately targets political leaders in Africa.
Sudan Tribune