Prosecutor Says Genocide Continues in Darfur
UNITED NATIONS -- The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court says genocide and crimes against humanity are continuing unabated in Darfur, masterminded by President Omar al-Bashir.
Luis Moreno Ocampo told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that al-Bashir was behind air attacks on civilians and the killing of members of three ethnic groups -- the Fur, Massalit and Zaghawa.
The Security Council referred the Darfur conflict to the court in 2005 and judges have issued warrants against al-Bashir for crimes against humanity and genocide. But he remains in power
Moreno Ocampo said it is "the challenging responsibility" of the Security Council to use information exposed by the court to stop the crimes in Darfur, where as many as 300,000 people have died.