July 13th, 2010 by Martha Heinemann Bixby
1. Send a message to President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued a second warrant for the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for three counts of genocide. When the first ICC warrant for al-Bashir’s arrest on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes was issued last year, the Khartoum regime retaliated, putting millions of civilians at risk. Take action today to prevent new retaliation, protect Darfuri civilians and support justice for Darfur.
2. Call Secretary of State Clinton through 1-800-GENOCIDE.
Ask Secretary Clinton to ensure that the United States leads the world in preventing the Government of Sudan from retaliating against civilians, peacekeepers, and aid workers in Darfur.
3. Spread the word about this new arrest warrant.
Tweet about it: The ICC issues a 2nd arrest warrant for Omar al-Bashir – for crimes of #genocide http://ow.ly/2aaO0 #Sudan cc: @statedept & @whitehouse
Post a link to the ICC’s press release on your Facebook page: http://blogfordarfur.org/archives/4693 and include this quote from the press release: “there are reasonable grounds to believe [Omar al-Bashir] responsible for three counts of genocide committed against the Fur, Masalit and Zaghawa ethnic groups, that include: genocide by killing, genocide by causing serious bodily or mental harm and genocide by deliberately inflicting on each target group conditions of life calculated to bring about the group’s physical destruction.”
4. Support members of the Sudanese Diaspora gathering on Wednesday to protest Bashir’s continued flaunting of international justice. More about the DC event is available here.