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Sudan's Bashir faces charges of killing protesters

December 3, 2019 at 2:42 pm

Ousted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrives to address members of the Popular Defence Force (PDF), a paramilitary group, in the capital Khartoum on 12 February, 2019 [ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images]

A group of Sudanese lawyers have filed charges against former President Omar Al-Bashir of killing protesters during demonstrations against his 30-year rule.

The case also includes officials of the security apparatus, leaders of the former ruling National Congress Party and leaders close to Al-Bashir.

“We have opened eight cases of murder against Al-Bashir and other leaders of the former ruling party…, who have incited against protesters,” Wail Ali Saeed, the Secretary-General of the Democratic Front of Sudanese Lawyers, told Anadolu Agency.

Al-Bashir and other former government officials are currently in prison over charges of corruption, committing a military coup in 1989, and killing protesters.

Al-Bashir was removed from power by the military in April after months of popular protests against his rule.

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