Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is seen during the opening session of the AU summit in Johannesburg, Sunday, June 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed)
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A South African judge was due to hear arguments Monday over an application to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir at a summit of African leaders in Johannesburg.The African Union gathering has been overshadowed by the International Criminal Court (ICC) calling for Bashir to be arrested by South Africa over alleged war crimes and genocide during the Darfur conflict. On Sunday, Judge Hans Fabricius ordered authorities to stop Bashir from leaving the country and said the court would reconvene at 11.30 a.m. (0930 GMT) Monday. At the summit, Bashir attended a group photograph along with South African host President Jacob Zuma and Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, who is the chair of the 54-member group. South Africa is a signatory of the ICC, which has often been criticized for only targeting Africa leaders.
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