Sudan’s President, who faces genocide charges, to attend Saudi summit with Trump

By Laura Smith-Spark and Briana Duggan CNN

(CNN) — Sudan’s controversial President Omar al-Bashir is due to attend a summit in Saudi Arabia that will bring together US President Donald Trump and leaders of Muslim majority nations, a senior Sudanese lawmaker said Wednesday.

Bashir, who’s led his country for almost three decades, has been charged with crimes against humanity, including genocide, by the International Criminal Court related to the Darfur conflict in Sudan in 2010.

But he denies the charges, has yet to cooperate with the court and continues to travel freely around the continent, including to South Africa and Uganda, which have been criticized for not turning him in.

The Trump administration has disavowed Bashir’s invitation.