South Africa said Thursday it may withdraw from the International Criminal Court after an outcry over Pretoria’s refusal to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on genocide charges.
Bashir, who is wanted by the ICC on charges genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, left South Africa last week after attending an African Union summit despite a court in Pretoria barring his departure while it ruled whether he could be arrested.
The government — which came under fire from the ICC, rights groups, other governments and the South African opposition for failing to detain Bashir — said it had decided to review its standing with the international court.
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