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Sudan’s Attorney-General: Al-Bashir to stand for trial next week

Sat, Jun. 15, 2019
CAIRO – 15 June 2019: Sudanese Attorney-General Al-Walid Sayed Ahmed Mahmoud announced on Saturday that the ousted President Omar al-Bashir will stand for trial next week, reported the Sudanese News Agency (SUNA).

The Attorney General added that al-Bashir and his men face dozens of criminal charges of corruption.

Former President al-Bashir was ousted by the military on April 11, 2019. Since then the interim military council rules that country and could last for two years until electing a new democratic government.

However, the situation in Sudan has escalated since June 3 when dozens of protesters were killed during violently-dispersed sit-in by security forces outside the headquarters of the Ministry of Defense.

Investigations with al-Bashir and his aides were launched on May 2, BBC reported, adding that 7.3 million Euros were confiscated in his house.

The ousted President was indicted by the U.N.’s International Criminal Court (ICC) for genocide. In March 2009, the ICC issued an arrest warrant for Bashir on charges he and his Arab tribal allies were responsible for genocide against non-Arab Sudanese in Darfur, South Sudan, and crimes against humanity.

According to U.N. statistics collected on the Darfur Genocide from August 2007, more than 200,000 people were killed and at least 2 million others have been displaced from their homes since fighting broke out in 2003 between government forces and their allies the Arab tribal Janjaweed militias on one side, and rebel groups on the other side.
 
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