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ICC prosecutor expresses support of Sudan domestic Darfur tribunal

[JURIST] After a meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit in Cairo, International Criminal Court [official website] prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo told reporters Wednesday that the court will support Sudan in any genuine effort to prosecute suspects in the Darfur uprising. The Sudanese government announced the creation of a domestic tribunal [JURIST report] last week, with proceedings scheduled to begin Tuesday, later delayed until Wednesday [JURIST report]. The delay fueled many skeptics, including Amnesty International [press release], who say the nation is not capable of conducting proper investigations of the alleged war crimes. Surrounding nations, including Egypt, support a domestic investigation into the Darfur crimes. Egyptian Foreign Minister Gheit has expressed his country's support of the tribunal and the peace process in the region. AFP has more.

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