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ICC REVERSES DECISION TO REFER JORDAN TO U.N SECURITY COUNCIL

Jordan won’t be referred to the U.N. Security Council for its failure to arrest Sudanese war crimes suspect Omar al-Bashir in 2015, the International Criminal Court said on Monday, reversing an earlier decision.

In a split ruling, the 5-judge panel found that Jordan should have arrested Bashir, but its failure to do so was not grounds for referral.

Bashir was overthrown by the military on April 11 after months of demonstrations against his 30-year rule. He was however, questioned for the first time on Sunday over suspected money laundering and financing terrorism.

Despite his departure, protests have continued and demonstrators have camped outside the headquarters of the Defense Ministry to demanding for power handover to the civilians.

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