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Here’s A Picture Of John Kerry With A Wanted War Criminal

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1. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Egypt today for a forum on how to improve the Egyptian economy and encourage foreign investment.

Brian Snyder / AP

Here’s Kerry with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi.

2. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was also there. He’s got an arrest warrant out in his name from the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Ali Ngethi / AP

He earned that warrant for approving attacks against civilians in the Darfur region of Sudan, both using the Sudanese Army and militia known as the janjaweed. The conflict — which is still ongoing — displaced nearly three million people according to United Nations estimates.

3. The two men took part in this group photo.

4. The U.S. is not a member of the ICC, but when Bashir tried to attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York last year, the visa request was denied.

5. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Carolyn Kaster / AP

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