Darfur Crimes Prosecutor Assumes Mission, Affirms Commitment to Administer Justice
El-Fashir - Justice Yassir Ahmed Mohamed, Darfur Crimes Prosecutor, has affirmed his full keenness to cooperate and coordinate with the governments of Darfur states, official and justice bodies, native administrations in order to push forward files related to crimes committed in Darfur.
He said in statements to SUNA, following his arrival in El-Fashir , capital of North Darfur, to assume his mission, that the Ministry of Justice has specified the powers of jurisdiction in accordance with Article 18 of the Criminal Law related crimes against humanity, genocide and war crimes, investigating terrorist crimes; besides humanitarian and international issues.
Mohamed pointed out that establishing permanent premises for the court in El-Fashir with branches in Nyala and Geneina are on top of this phase’s priorities; besides embarking on hearing cases before courts and supporting reconciliations.
He revealed that he has received all files of suits regarding major cases, which he said were studies in preliminary for dealing with them on the ground according to a set plan and a crew of advisors affiliated to the special tribunal and others from Darfur. He said that he would remain deployed in Darfur until all files are pushed forward, and the he would head for South and West Darfur states for the same purpose. He called upon official and popular bodies in Darfur to cooperate and deal with the tribunal credibly and transparently.
Commenting on the effect of replacement of Darfur prosecutors by the Ministry of Justice, the newly appointed prosecutor said such changes would not affect the work of the tribunal but were strategies of the state for dealing with this file.
By SUNA, 03/07/2012