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Darfur militia leader denies crimes against humanity at ICC

Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-al-Rahman is accused of 31 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity

A Janjaweed militia leader has pleaded not guilty to dozens of charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity at the first trial at the international criminal court to deal with Sudan’s Darfur conflict of nearly two decades ago.

Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-al-Rahman is accused of overseeing thousands of pro-government Janjaweed fighters responsible for persecution, murder, rape and torture during the 2003-04 height of the violence, in which hundreds of thousands were killed.

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