August 23, 2008 (WASHINGTON) – The Darfur Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) rejected the ‘People of Sudan’ initiative made by President Omer Hassan Al-Bashir last month.
- Khalil Ibrahim, leader of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) (AFP)
The Sudanese head of state invited all political forces and the Darfuri figures, including the non-signatories rebels, to take part in it.
JEM said in a statement that the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) continues military operations on the ground while talking about peace.
“Al-Bashir cannot be the defendant and the judge at the same time” JEM said.
The Darfur rebel group also condemned threats by the Sudanese president to expel peacekeepers if an arrest is issued for him and vowed to protect them from government retaliation. - Sudan Tribune
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