Nigeria Defends Hosting Sudan’s Bashir

Rights groups are demanding that Nigeria arrest visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged war crimes.

The Sudanese president is in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, to attend an African Union health summit Monday and Tuesday focused on AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Human Rights Watch and a local group, the Nigerian Coalition for the ICC, say Nigeria is obligated to arrest Mr. Bashir because of its membership in the …