Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor, speaks to Al Jazeera about the arrest warrant issued for Omar al-Bashir, the Sudanese president.
Al-Bashir is wanted on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
"The solution for Sudan has to start with arresting Omar al-Bashir.
"Nothing is worse for people of Sudan. They are dying slowly, 5,000 people are dying in the camps each month. Three weeks ago villages were bombed.
"To make peace in Darfur we have to stop the crimes.
"There are many groups responsible for the violence in Sudan, not just al-Bashir. That's why we are also prosecuting rebel commanders involved in these attacks.
"All the rebel groups say if the court calls them, they will come voluntarily. That could be a shift in the conflict. We are saying 'of course you have to make peace, but in the meantime you can't commit crime' - that is the line we are drawing."
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