Sudanese ex-president pleads guilty to corruption

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SUDAN (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The ex-president of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, who was removed from power, pleaded guilty to corruption and money laundering, the Sudanese newspaper Al-Jarida reported , citing a reliable source.

According to the newspaper, the head of state, overthrown by the military, “acknowledged the accusations of corruption, illegal circulation of foreign currency and money-laundering” against him. According to the newspaper, al-Bashir allegedly named the names of other former high-ranking officials of the country involved in corruption schemes.

According to Al-Jarida, during the interrogation conducted by the Prosecutor General’s Office of Sudan, the ex-president of the country was in a depressed state.

According to media reports, earlier during a search of al-Bashir’s house, 6 million euros, $ 351,000, and a large amount of local currency were found.

The newspaper reports that the Sudanese Prosecutor General’s Office agreed to start a new case against the ex-president, connected with the military coup of 1989, as a result of which Omar al-Bashir came to power.

The military coup took place in Sudan on April 11 against the background of four-month popular protests. President Omar al-Bashir was removed from power, and later imprisoned.

The transitional military council formed by the army took control of the government, and announced its intention to transfer the leadership to the elected authorities within two years. However, popular protests, despite the promises of the military, do not subside. The protesters demand the immediate formation of a civil governing body and the transfer of all powers to it.


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