ICC reports Bashir in Kenya to UN Security Council: court

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The International Criminal Court said Friday that it was reporting indicted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's visit to Kenya to the UN Security Council, so that appropriate steps might be taken.

A statement said the court "informs the Security Council of the United Nations and the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute about Omar Al-Bashir's presence on the territory of the Republic of Kenya, in order for them to take any measure they may deem appropriate."

Bashir attended a ceremony in Nairobi Friday formally adopting a new constitution for Kenya despite being indicted for genocide and warcrimes by the ICC.

Kenya, as a signatory to the treaty which set up the ICC, is obliged to cooperate with the court and arrest Bashir.

© 2010 AFP

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