Sudan's former president Omar al-Bashir sits guarded inside a cage at the courthouse where he is facing corruption charges, in Khartoum, Sudan August 19, 2019. (Reuters)
Sudan's former president Omar al-Bashir sits guarded inside a cage at the courthouse where he is facing corruption charges, in Khartoum, Sudan August 19, 2019. (Reuters)

Deposed Sudanese president Bashir sentenced to 10 yrs over illicit richness

Sat, Dec. 14, 2019
CAIRO – 14 December 2019: Sudanese court ruled Saturday to sentence ousted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir over financial corruption and illicit richness cases filed against him.

The court seen Bashir as convicted in the accusations drawn against him, and accordingly, he will enter a two-year correctional institution while his money will be confiscated.

The final court session was heard in Khartoum on November 16, including testimonies by the government’s auditor general.

Al-Bashir's trial began on August 19, two days after the signing of a historic agreement between the military council and the opposition leaders to share power during a transitional period.

Bashir was overthrown following nation-wide protests that extended for months, and resulted in several deaths. Governed Sudan since 1989, Bashir was transferred to the highly-guarded Kober prison in Khartoum after he was ousted of presidency.


 
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