The Hague, Sep. 8 (SUNA) - The Chamber (1) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided to open the trial in the case of the Prosecutor of the ICC against. Ali Mohamed Ali Abdul-Rahman (Ali Kushayb) on April 5, 2022.

The Chamber (1) is composed of Judge Joanna Korner, Presiding Judge, Judge Reine Alapini-Gansou and Judge Althea Violet Alexis-Windsor. 

Kushayb was transferred to the International Criminal Court on June 9, 2020 after voluntarily surrendering himself in the Central African Republic.

The first appearance before the court was held on June 15, 2020, and then the confirmation of charges hearing was held from May 24 to 26, 2021.

On July 9, 2021, the Pre-Trial Chamber (II) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) unanimously issued a decision confirming the charges brought by the Prosecutor against Ali Mohamed Ali Abdul-Rahman (Ali Kushayb) in this case and referring him to trial before a primary Chamber.

The 31 charges directed against Koshayb include war crimes such as intentionally directing attacks against civilians, murder and attempted murder, rape and pillage, outrages upon the dignity of persons, torture and cruel treatment, destruction and appropriation of personal property, crimes against humanity and other inhumane acts, forcible transfer of population, persecution and torture.

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