Omar al-Bashir appears in court on charges of corruption

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Sudan’s ousted president Omar al-Bashir, who has ruled Sudan for 30 years, arrived at the court on Monday in Khartoum where his trial began on corruption charges.

Bashir, 75, who was forced to step down on April 11 after months of protests against his regime, appeared before the public prosecutor for the first time on June 16.

An AFP correspondent from the Institute of Judicial and Legal Sciences, where the trial is taking place, said Bashir arrived amid heavy military guard.

In April, junta chairman Abdel Fattah al-Burhan announced that $ 113 million worth of banknotes had been found in three different currencies at Bashir’s residence in Khartoum.

In May, the Attorney General also announced that Bashir had been charged with killing demonstrators in demonstrations that toppled him.

Protests against Bashir’s rule erupted on December 19 after his government tripled the price of bread.

But the most serious charges he faces are from the Hague-based International Criminal Court.

These charges include war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing of his alleged role in the war in Darfur.


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