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Nigerian activists to protest visit by Sudan leader, al Bashir

Nigerian Human rights activists are threatening to go to court to demand that Nigeria arrest Sudan President Omar al-Bashir if he makes a planned visit. Sudan's official radio said al-Bashir will visit Nigeria on Sunday to attend an African Union summit. But an activist group calling itself as the Nigerian Coalition for the ICC said on Saturday they would go to court to force officials to fulfill Nigeria's commitment as an ICC member. It would be al-Bashir's first visit to Nigeria since the International Criminal court indicted him in 2009 for genocide and war crimes in Darfur. The 53-nation organization has urged members not to arrest al-Bashir. Some Africans accuse the ICC of racism in targeting Africans. Several African countries have avoided visits by al-Bashir because of the controversy.


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