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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is the only sitting head of state wanted for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity for his crimes in Darfur.

Undeterred by his arrest warrants, Bashir continues his crimes with impunity, expanding his bombing and attacks against civilians beyond Darfur to those in the Sudanese states of Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan.

It is time for justice to be served.


Deaths of Men, Women & Children in Darfur


Darfuris Displaced

11 Years

Bashir Has Evaded Justice

The Case Against Bashir

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is the only sitting president with an outstanding arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court.

He stands accused of being the mastermind of the genocide in Darfur where Sudanese forces and government-sponsored militias carried out a campaign of attacks against innocent civilians.

On March 4, 2009 the ICC issued an arrest warrant against Bashir for 7 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes. On July 12, 2010 the ICC issued an additional warrant adding 3 counts of genocide for the ethnic cleansing of the Fur, Masalit, and Zaghawa tribes.

Undeterred by his arrest warrants, Bashir continues his reign of impunity—attacking innocent civilians in Darfur and other states in Sudan and travelling freely to other countries.


Since International Arrest Warrant Issued

Where is Bashir Hiding?


President Bashir remains at large and is leading public life as president of Sudan.

There are no signs of criminal pursuit of Bashir, though the international community knows exactly where he is, where he has traveled, and often where he is going.

Bashir is not alone. Three members of his inner circle
are also wanted for crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Bashir's Cronies

Ahmad Muhammad Harun

A warrant for the arrest of Ahmad Muhammad Harun was issued by the International Criminal Court on April 27, 2007. He is charged with 20 counts of crimes against humanity and 22 counts of war crimes.

Harun was Minister of State as well as head of the “Darfur Security Desk” from April 2003 to September 2005. From 2006 to 2009, he served as the Minister of State for Humanitarian Affairs.

Harun is accused of recruiting, funding and arming the Janjaweed militia. The Janjaweed attacked civilians and pillaged towns and villages during counterinsurgency attacks.

Haurn is currently the governor of South Kordofan, which borders South Sudan, where a brutal counterinsurgency campaign is raging, most severely in the Nuba mountains.


War Crimes


Crimes Against Humanity

Ali Muhammad Ali

A warrant for the arrest of Ali Muhammad Al Abd-Al-Rahman was issued by the International Criminal Court on April 27, 2007. He is charged with 22 counts of crimes against humanity and 28 counts of war crimes.

Ali Kushayb was one of the most senior leaders in the Janjaweed militia and a member of the Popular Defence Force.

Ali Kushayb is accused of issuing orders to the Janjaweed militia and the armed forces including mass rape, killings, torture, inhumane acts, pillaging and looting of residences and marketplaces, and the displacement of the resident community.

According to Sudanese authorities, Ali Kushayb was arrested and was transferred to Khartoum in 2009 for further investigation.


War Crimes


Crimes Against Humanity

Abdel Raheem
Muhammad hussein

A warrant for the arrest of Abdel Raheem Muhammad Hussein was issued by the International Criminal Court on March 1, 2012. He is charged with 20 counts of crimes against humanity and 21 counts of war crimes.

Hussein was appointed as Minister of Interior in 1993. In 2003, he became the special representative for Darfur, a position he held until 2004.

Hussein is accused of recruiting, arming and funding police forces and the Janjaweed militia in Darfur.

Hussein is currently Minister of National Defense of the Sudanese Government. Hussein is one of Bashir's closest allies and is reported to be leading a campaign against rebels in the south.


War Crimes


Crimes Against Humanity

Bashir Travel Map

What Happened in Darfur?

This interactive timeline provides a history of the conflict.

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Why Arrest Bashir

The Darfur genocide is the same crime that the international community said would never happen again in the wake of the Holocaust.

The response to the genocide has shown both the strength and weakness of the international community. Global action and pressure curbed the worst of the killing. But after the initial response, the international community has addressed the conflicts using a piecemeal approach. This approach has allowed the Sudanese government to continue to commit similar abuses in other regions and kept the main perpetrators of the genocide in power.

Our Goal

BashirWatch is building a strong international movement to pressure policymakers, government representatives, court officials, and other decision makers, especially in Africa and the Middle East, to support the ICC’s warrant for Bashir, bring him into custody, and transfer him to the International Criminal Court for trial.

If Bashir is Arrested, What’s Next?

When Bashir was first charged by the ICC for crimes in Darfur, some opponents argued that his arrest could bring “someone worse” to power. Failing to arrest Bashir has led to the atrocities happening today in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

At the very least, arresting Bashir would show the next would-be tyrant in Sudan -- or anywhere else -- that accountability is real and justice will catch up to them.

Ultimately, Bashir’s arrest will only be the first step. The international community will need to be prepared to commit the resources to protect the people, promote sustainable development and help build democratic institutions.

BashirWatch Updates & Events

October 16, 2014

Egypt Should Arrest Sudanese President Bashir

If Bashir enters Egypt, the Egyptian authorities should arrest and transfer him to the ICC to face the charges against him in a fair trial.

July 17, 2014

Continued Impunity in Sudan on International Justice Day

A decade since the International Criminal Court was born, impunity is winning in Sudan.

July 11, 2014

Omar al-Bashir travels to Qatar

Qatar must stand for justice for the people of Sudan by refusing to allow an individual charged with war crimes, Omar al-Bashir, into its territory.

March 4, 2014

Five Years of Impunity: The Man Behind the Darfur Genocide Remains Free

Despite the fact that the International Criminal Court has charged President Bashir with committing crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide, countries have failed to arrest Bashir and the other Sudanese leaders wanted for these heinous crimes.

March 3, 2014

Five Years Without Justice: Sample Letter to the Editor

On the fifth anniversary of the arrest warrant for Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, we are encouraging supporters to submit letters to the editor to raise awareness and increase pressure for passage of the Sudan Peace, Security and Accountability Act.

February 26, 2014

We Say No: Bashir Travels to Democratic Republic of Congo

Human rights groups express deep concern that the Democratic Republic of Congo has chosen to welcome Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to Kinshasa.

February 25, 2014

Tell the world this man is wanted

Support the International Criminal Court’s warrant for Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir by changing your Facebook profile picture to this “Wanted” poster.

November 24, 2013

Bashir Travels to Kuwait

The Bashir Watch Coalition, a group of human rights organizations dedicated to accountability in Sudan, writes to express its grave concern that the government of Kuwait has allowed Omar al-Bashir into Kuwait for the Arab-African Summit despite his record of human rights abuses. President Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for genocide, […]

November 20, 2013

The International Criminal Court: Needed Now More than Ever

As a consequence of States’ failure to cooperate with the ICC, millions of victims in Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan are still waiting for justice.

October 28, 2013

Bashir: Better Kept Out of South Sudan

Bashir’s visit is an insult to the people of South Sudan and undermines their struggle for peace and justice.

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