International Criminal Court launches Darfur investigation

The International Criminal Court at The Hague has launched a war crimes probe into the mass killings in the Darfur region of Sudan. Over the past 2 years at least 180,000 people have died in the region and over 2 million people have been left homeless. Although the Sudanese government has been implicated in the killings, the Bush administration has secretly resumed ties to the government.

The Los Angeles Times recently reported that the CIA has been holding secret meetings with Sudanese intelligence chief Major General Salah Abdallah Gosh even though he has been accused by members of Congress of directing military attacks against civilians in Darfur. (Democracy Now!, June 7)

See our last post on Darfur, and our recent feature.