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Sudanese Attorney General orders Al-Bashir’s interrogation on charges of money laundering

Sudanese President, Omar Al-Bashir [Anadolu Agency]
Ousted Sudanese President, Omar Al-Bashir [Anadolu Agency]

The Sudanese Attorney General ordered the interrogation of ousted president Omar Al-Bashir on issues related to money laundering and funding “terrorism”, official news agency SUNA reported.

The decision comes as hundreds of thousands of Sudanese continued protests calling for civilian rule and free elections after the military ousted the long-term dictator early last month. Protests started in December last year with citizens calling for better living conditions after a rise in the price of basic commodities which left them unable to live.

READ: ‘Huge secret safes’ belonging to Al-Bashir discovered

After being dismissed, Al-Bashir was transferred to Kobar prison. Authorities later confiscated €7 million ($7.8 million) and $350,000, in addition to five billion Sudanese pounds ($110.9 million)  which were found in his house.

A statement issued by the Attorney General, Al-Walid Sayed Ahmed, revealed that other prominent figures will also be subject to investigation for financial crimes.

Protests in Sudan - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

Protests in Sudan – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

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