Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, Sudan, Jan. 16, 2017. (Reuters/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo)
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Jordan defended Monday its decision not to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during an Arab League summit last year, saying it was not obliged to detain and hand him over to the International Criminal Court.The ICC's judges also referred the incident to the United Nations Security Council and the court's Assembly of States Parties, which represents the nations that have ratified the ICC.Longtime Sudanese leader Bashir jetted into Jordan in March of last year to attend an annual Arab League summit, despite opposition from human rights groups and two ICC warrants out for his arrest.The UNSC tasked the ICC in 2005 to probe the crimes in Darfur, where at least 300,000 people have been killed and 2.5 million displaced, according to U.N. figures.
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