Ahmad Muhammad Harun

Ahmad Muhammad HarunAhmad Muhammad Harun was Minister of State for the Interior of the Government of Sudan as well as head of the “Darfur Security Desk” from April 2003 to September 2005 and is currently Minister of State for Humanitarian Affairs. The most prominent of his coordination tasks allegedly was his management of, and personal participation in, the recruitment, funding and arming of Militia/Janjaweed. These forces were involved in illegal attacks on civilians and the pillaging of towns and villages during governmental counterinsurgency campaigns against the rebels.

Ahmad Muhammad Harun allegedly recruited Militia/Janjaweed with full knowledge that they, often in the course of joint attacks with forces of the Sudanese Army, would commit crimes against humanity and war crimes against the civilian population of Darfur. Ahmad Muhammad Harun is charged on the basis of individual criminal responsibility with 20 counts of crimes against humanity and 22 counts of war crimes. A warrant for his arrest was issued by the International Criminial Court on 27 April 2007.

On 25 October 2010 the Pre-Trial Chamber appointed Judge Sanji Mmasenono Monangeng as single Judge of Pre-Trial Chamber I in relation to the Situation in Darfur.

On 9 January 2011 Ahmad Mohammed Haroun travelled to Abyei, a bridge between North and South Sudan, to participate to a meeting trying to encourage peace and prevent outbreaks of violence in the area.

All cases related to the situation in Darfur, Sudan

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