Omar al-Bashir sentenced to two years in detention: Sudan

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The former president who served for 30 years as a dictator in Sudan, was arrested after months of nationwide anti government protests. A court in Khartoum has sentenced Bashir to two years in a state run reform center, after he was found guilty of corruption charges as well as possession of foreign currency.

It is as per the Sudanese constitution that no person aged 70 years and above should serve jail time, hence the reason to detain him in a correction facility since he is 75 years.

Saturday’s case against Bashir centered around suitcases filled with multiple currencies worth more than $130 million, which were found in his home.

He however admitted receiving $25 million from Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman, he pleaded not guilty to the charges.

As it is the tradition in most African countries, the supporters allied to Omar Bashir, briefly disrupted the proceedings, but were pushed out of the court room by the security forces.

According to a report by CNN on Saturday December 14th, the dictator will also face additional charges including plotting the 1989 coup.

 

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