Sudanese rally to support president al-Bashir

13:49, October 10, 2010      

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Thousands of people on Saturday demonstrated in front of the UN office in Khartoum in support of President Omar al-Bashir, asking the United Nations to respect Sudan's sovereignty.

Some 3,000 demonstrators headed to the UN office in Khartoum and handed over a letter addressed to the UN secretary general, demanding the international organization not to politicize justice, and to respect the sovereignty of Sudan.

The demonstration aimed to deliver a message to a visiting UN Security Council (UNSC) delegation that the Sudanese people reject the International Criminal Court (ICC)'s procedures against al- Bashir, a protestor said, referring to the two ICC arrest warrants against al-Bashir accusing him of war crimes in the western Sudanese region of Darfur.

A referendum on self-determination for south Sudan is expected to be conducted on Jan. 9, 2011, where the southern Sudanese will vote for separation or unity with north Sudan. The referendum was stipulated by the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), inked between north and south Sudan in 2005.

Source: Xinhua

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