Smiling assassin: Ex-Sudanese Janjaweed fighter Mohamed Salim at home in Birmingham enjoying his ‘free-ride’ on the backs of the English worker. Photo courtesy of: Mirror
A mass murderer found living on UK benefits by the Mirror is now wanted by war crimes investigators.
West Brom supporter Mohamed Salim – who has admitted killing so many villagers in wartorn Sudan that he lost count – was tracked down to a semi in leafy street in Birmingham.
An investigator from the International Criminal Court in the Hague contacted the Mirror to say they wanted to interview him as a witness in connection with a probe in the Darfur region.
He said: “We were made aware of the Mirror’s work on this person by a human rights charity.
“We are compiling information on the Darfur crisis and at the moment we want to interview him as a witness.
“We have an ongoing investigation into what happened in Darfur, a brief given to us by the UN security council in 2005.
“We want to speak to him to see if he might be able to assist.
“He is one of a number we are trying to contact.”
Investigators for the ICC have been working to bring Darfur’s war criminals to justice across the globe since a UN security council referral in 2005.
Salim, 29, arrived in the UK in 2006 where he gave an anonymous interview to BBC’s Newsnight programme.
He told journalists: “When we go into a village and find resistance we kill everyone.”
The Home Office tried deporting him but lost on human rights grounds in an immigration court.
Taxpayers funded his life here.
He told the Mirror at the time: “My life here is normal.
“I much prefer it in England.”
Salim admitted to being part of Janjaweed killing squads in Darfur but then changed his story, denying he killed anyone during ethnic violence in 2003.