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Lawyer says Sudan President al-Bashir, wanted by international court, is in SAfrica

  • A plane carrying Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir takes off from Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria, South Africa Monday, June 15, 2015. Al-Bashir, who was attending the AU Summit, left amid a South African court case trying to compel authorities there to arrest him on international genocide charges. (AP Photo/Alet Pretorius/Beeld/Netwerk24) SOUTH AFRICA OUT

    A plane carrying Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir takes off from Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria, South Africa Monday, June 15, 2015. Al-Bashir, who was attending the AU Summit, left amid a South African court case trying to compel authorities there to arrest him on international genocide charges. (AP Photo/Alet Pretorius/Beeld/Netwerk24) SOUTH AFRICA OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir is seen during the opening session of the AU summit in Johannesburg, Sunday, June 14, 2015. A South African judge on Sunday ordered authorities to prevent  al-Bashir,  from leaving the country because of an international order for his arrest, human rights activists said.(AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed)

    Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir is seen during the opening session of the AU summit in Johannesburg, Sunday, June 14, 2015. A South African judge on Sunday ordered authorities to prevent al-Bashir, from leaving the country because of an international order for his arrest, human rights activists said.(AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is seen during the opening session of the AU summit in Johannesburg, Sunday, June 14, 2015. A South African judge on Sunday ordered authorities to prevent al-Bashir, from leaving the country because of an international order for his arrest, human rights activists said.(AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed)

    Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is seen during the opening session of the AU summit in Johannesburg, Sunday, June 14, 2015. A South African judge on Sunday ordered authorities to prevent al-Bashir, from leaving the country because of an international order for his arrest, human rights activists said.(AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed)  (The Associated Press)

A lawyer for the South African government says Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is in South Africa following a judge's order that he remain in the country because there is an international order for his arrest.

The lawyer, William Mokhari, said Monday that the judge's order is being complied with and that there is no risk of al-Bashir "disappearing" while he attends an African Union summit.

"He is in the country," Mokhari said in a court in Pretoria, South Africa's capital.

The court then adjourned for an hour.

In a government notice published June 5, South Africa's minister of international affairs, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, signed an agreement granting diplomatic immunity to delegates participating in the African Union summit in Johannesburg.