The ICC has issued two arrest warrants for Bashir for crimes committed in Darfur, which it has sent to all governments including Saudi Arabia.
In an order issued October 1, the Court said it had been informed by the Prosecutor that Bashir has been in Saudi Arabia since last week.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not a State Party (member) of the ICC and is therefore not under an obligation to arrest persons wanted by the Court. However, UN Security Council 1593, which referred the Sudan situation to the ICC, "urge[d] all States and concerned regional and other international organizations to cooperate fully”.
For these reasons, the ICC says it “renews its invitation to the competent authorities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to arrest Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir and surrender him to the Court”.
The Sudanese head of state is charged with genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Darfur, western Sudan.