Darfur rebel Abu Garda will not face ICC charges

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The first Darfur war crimes suspect to face international judges has had the charges against him dropped.

Rebel leader Bahar Idriss Abu Garda, who gave himself up last year, had been accused of planning the killing of 12 African Union peacekeepers in 2007.

But International Criminal Court (ICC) judges ruled that there was not enough evidence to support a trial.

Last week, the ICC said charges of genocide against Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir could be resubmitted.

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