Abbas meets with Sudanese president wanted for crimes against humanity
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - July 16, 2018

 
Headline: "He met with his Sudanese counterpart and with the FIFA secretary-general at the place where he was staying in Moscow – the [PA] president attended the World Cup final match, alongside many state leaders"
    "[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas attended the World Cup final match between the national teams of France and Croatia yesterday evening [July 15, 2018]…
On the sidelines of his visit to Russia, he met with his Russian counterpart [President Vladimir Putin] and with his Sudanese counterpart [President Omar Al-Bashir]…
President Abbas briefed his Sudanese counterpart on the latest Palestinian developments, and especially on the dangers surrounding occupied Jerusalem.”

The article includes a picture of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas sitting and laughing with Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir.
Caption under the picture: “The president during his meeting with his Sudanese counterpart yesterday in Moscow – WAFA”


Omar Al-Bashir - Sudanese President who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide. Al-Bashir oversaw the fighting against several armed groups from 2003 to 2008 in Darfur, in which he is accused of targeting members of the Fur, Masalit, and Zaghawa ethnic groups in a conflict that left roughly 300,000 killed and around three million displaced according to UN estimates. The ICC issued two warrants against him on March 4, 2009, and July 12, 2010, but he has remained at large and in control of Sudan. The ICC charged Al-Bashir with five counts of crimes against humanity – murder, extermination, forcible transfer, torture, and rape; two counts of war crimes – intentionally attacking civilians, pillaging; and three counts of genocide – killing members of targeted ethnic groups, causing them serious bodily or mental harm, and inflicting conditions on them to cause physical destruction. Al-Bashir has been the target of international sanctions from world nations including the US. (Source: https://www.icc-cpi.int/darfur/albashir)