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The trial of ousted President Omar Al-Bashir

The trial of ousted President Omar Al-Bashir until mid-September on charges of plotting the coup d’etat of 89 and 27 other defendants on the same date set by the court.

The third session of the trial of Al-Bashir and 25 others was held at the Institute of Judicial Sciences in Khartoum. Judge Issam El-Din Abdullah said that it was decided that mid-September will be the date for the trial session of Al-Bashir in the fourth session.

The defense committee of the accused requested a halt to the trial proceedings; For the lack of formation of the Constitutional Court, and the absence of measures to prevent Corona in the hall.

However, the court rejected those claims, but the judge added that they informed the judicial authority of the matter.

He indicated that the search is underway for a larger room that is compatible with the health procedures followed to avoid infection .

The court took statements and personal information from the 25 defendants, including the ousted president.

Meanwhile, the leader of the National Congress Party, Ahmed Abdel-Rahman, was absent from the session due to satisfactory conditions, as well as trials in absentia.

On July 21, the first session of Al-Bashir’s trial began, with others, on charges they deny, including plotting a “coup” and “undermining the constitutional order.”

In May 2019, Sudanese lawyers filed a legal petition to the Public Prosecutor in the court against Al-Bashir and his aides. The same charge.

In the same month, the prosecution opened an investigation into the submitted communication.

Last May, the Public Prosecution announced that investigations had been completed in the 1989 coup case, which brought Al-Bashir to power.

On June 30, 1989, al-Bashir carried out a military coup against the government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi.

Where he assumed the position of Chairman of the Leadership Council of what was known as the “National Salvation Revolution”, and during the same year he became President of Sudan.

Al-Bashir was imprisoned in the central prison “Kober” in Khartoum Bahri, following a popular revolution that was isolated by the army on April 11, 2019.

This came after 30 years in power, under the weight of popular protests denouncing the deteriorating economic situation and corruption.

If the ousted president is convicted under Article 96, he may face a maximum sentence of death, according to the accuser’s representative, who confirmed, “We have strong evidence and evidence in the face of the accused.”


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