The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda, reacted in relation to the transfer of a new suspect from the situation of the Central African Republic to the custody of the International Criminal Court.
“I welcome today’s transfer of the suspect, Mr Mahamat Saïd Abdel Kani to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face justice for his alleged crimes as charged before the ICC. I am grateful to all who made this successful operation possible.
As I have previously stated, my Office will relentlessly pursue justice for the victims of atrocity crimes in the Central African Republic (CAR). Today is another manifestation of that commitment.
We will continue to exert all efforts to hold to account those responsible for atrocity crimes in CAR, irrespective of which side of the conflict they may be on.”