Sudan’s government has dismissed the warrants of arrest issued by The International Criminal Court for two men suspected of war crimes in Darfur.

“Sudan is not a member of the Statute of Rome – it is not bound by the ICC,” Foreign Minister Lam Akol told the BBC.

Humanitarian Affairs Minister Ahmed Haroun and Janjaweed leader Ali Muhammad Ali Abd al-Rahman, also called Ali Kushayb, are wanted on 51 counts.

Some 200,000 people have died in the four-year Darfur conflict, says the UN.

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