Abdel Rahim Mohammed Hussein

Wanted for 4519 days 21 hours 21 minutes 7 seconds

At large

Over sixty, Born in or around Dankla in Karma city in North Khartou

National of Sudan.

Current Minister of National Defence and former Minister of the Interior and former Sudanese President’s Special Representative in Darfur

Prosecution application for a warrant of arrest: 1 March 2012

First warrant of arrest issued by Pre-Trial Chamber I on 1 March 2012


Alleged crimes (non-exhaustive list)
Pre-Trial Chamber I considers that there are reasonable grounds to believe that:

  • From about August 2002 and at all times relevant to the Prosecutor’s Application, a protracted armed conflict not of an international character existed in Darfur between the Sudanese armed forces along with the Militia/Janjaweed on the side of the Government of the Republic of the Sudan) and several organised armed groups, in particular the Sudanese Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM);
  • A common plan was formulated at the highest levels of the Government of the Republic of the Sudan to carry out a counter-insurgency campaign against the SLM/A, the JEM and other armed groups opposing the Government, that a core component of the common plan was an unlawful attack on that part of the civilian population perceived by the Government of the Republic of the Sudan as being close to the rebel groups – belonging largely to the Fur, Masalit and Zaghawa groups – and that the alleged crimes were committed pursuant to the common plan;
  • The attacks perpetrated by the Sudanese armed forces and/or the Militia/Janjaweed, acting together as part of the counterinsurgency campaign, were committed in the context of a systematic and widespread attack pursuant to a State or organisational policy to attack the civilian population, belonging largely to the Fur, Masalit and Zaghawa groups, perceived as being associated with the rebels;
  • During these attacks war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed, against the primarily Fur populations of the towns of Kodoom, Bindisi, Mukjar, Arawala and surrounding areas by the Sudanese armed forces and the Militia/Janjaweed. Pre-Trial Chamber I also found that there are reasonable grounds to believe that:
  • In his role as Minister of the Interior and Special Representative of the President in Darfur and as an influential member of the Government of the Republic of the Sudan, Mr Hussein made essential contributions to the formulation and implementation of the common plan, inter alia, through his overall coordination of national, state and local security entities and through the recruitment, arming and funding of the police forces and the Militia/Janjaweed in Darfur;
  • At this stage, his arrest appears to be necessary to ensure his appearance at trial and to ensure that he will not obstruct or endanger the investigations.

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  • ICC Issues Another Warrant in Darfur Conflict (3/5/2012) Add another to the tally board. As we anticipated in an earlier post, the hot ticket out of ICC this week is for none other than one Abdel Rahim Muhammed Hussein (no relation to that other Hussein) of Sudan. Hussein is charged on counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for his work in the […]

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