In light of unconfirmed reports that Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir has been invited by the government of Senegal to participate in the third FESMAN festival, which begins Friday, 10 December 2010, civil society in Senegal has reacted with calls to arrest Al-Bashir if he arrives in the country. This message includes a joint press release issued by Amnesty International Senegal and 6 Senegalese NGOs (I) and related news coverage (II). Please also take note of the Coalition’s policy on situations before the ICC (below), which explicitly states that the CICC will not take a position on potential and current situations before the Court or situations under analysis. The Coalition, however, will continue to provide the most up-to-date information about the ICC.
Read the statement here