Wanted Sudan's Bashir arrives in Chad

Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:43pm EDT

A supporter holds a framed picture of Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir during an election campaign in Bashir's hometown of Shandi, 317 km (197 miles) outside Khartoum April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A supporter holds a framed picture of Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir during an election campaign in Bashir's hometown of Shandi, 317 km (197 miles) outside Khartoum April 7, 2010.

Credit: Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir arrived in Chad Wednesday, the first time he has visited a full member of the global court demanding his arrest for war crimes and genocide.

A Reuters witness saw Bashir exit the plane and be welcomed by Chadian President Idriss Deby.

Sudanese officials have said they are confident Deby would not turn Bashir over to the International Criminal Court, which accuses him of rape, torture and murder in Sudan's remote Darfur region.

(Reporting by Moumine Ngarmbassa; writing by David Lewis)

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