By Thalif Deen, Inter Press Service
A move to indict Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir for genocide and war crimes in Darfur -- the first against a sitting head of state -- is threatening to split the international community. The Western powers, led by the United States, Britain and France, want him prosecuted, but China and Russia, who maintain strong political, economic and military links with Sudan, are opposed to the possible indictment. The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Monday presented evidence showing that Al Bashir committed crimes of genocide in Darfur. The evidence came three years after the Security Council asked him to investigate the charges.