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Ex-Sudan president Al-Bashir attends court hearing

Former President Omar Al-Bashir seen in a courtroom in Sudan on 11 April 2019 [Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency]
Former President Omar Al-Bashir seen in a courtroom in Sudan on 11 April 2019 [Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency]

Ousted Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir appeared in court yesterday in connection with the 1989 military coup that brought him to power.

More than 20 former officials are standing trial alongside Al-Bashir.

Supreme Court Judge Hussein Al-Jak Al-Sheikh Ahmad chaired the trial.

In May 2019, Sudanese prosecution opened an investigation into charges Al-Bashir undermined the country's constitutional order.

The former president staged a military coup on 30 June 1989against the government of Prime Minister Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi, and ruled the country under what he named the "national salvation revolution".

He was ousted in 2019 following popular protests and has been in jail since after being found guilty of corruption.

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On Monday, the Court of Corruption and Public Fund Violations acquitted Al-Bashir's Vice President, Othman Mohamed Youssef Kabir, and his office manager, Al-Tijani Hassan, of all charges against them and ordered their immediate release.

Kiber and his office manager were put on trial on charges of syphoning 41 million pounds ($93,700) from the Presidency of the Republic's accounts.

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