Sudan's state prosecutors charge Bashir with corruption

Reuters , Thursday 13 Jun 2019

Omar al-Bashir
File Photo: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir addresses the National Dialogue Committee meeting at the Presidential Palace in Khartoum, Sudan April 5, 2019 (Photo: Reuters)

Sudan’s state prosecutors said on Thursday they had completed their investigation into former President Omar al-Bashir and charged him with corruption.

Bashir was overthrown and arrested in a coup by the military on April 11 after months of mass protests against his autocratic 30-year rule.

The charges were related to laws on “suspected illicit wealth and emergency orders”, the public prosecutor’s office said without giving more details.

Bashir had already been charged in May with incitement and involvement in the killing of protesters.

Prosecutors had also ordered his interrogation on suspicion of money laundering and financing terrorism.

It has not been possible to get a comment from Bashir since his removal.

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