Johannesburg - Sudanese President Omar
al-Bashir joined a group photograph of leaders at the African Union summit in
Johannesburg on Sunday despite the International Criminal Court (ICC) calling
for him to be arrested at the event.
Wearing a blue suit, he stood in the front
row for the photograph along with South African host President Jacob Zuma and
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, who is the chair of the 54-member group.
The High Court in Pretoria on Sunday granted an
interim order preventing Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir from leaving
South Africa, pending an urgent application for his arrest.
Southern African Litigation Centre (SALC) is asking Judge Hans
Fabricius to enforce two arrest warrants against Al-Bashir, who arrived
in Johannesburg for an AU summit on Saturday night.
The application would be heard at 15:00.
The court order has since been served on
home affairs and other government offices.