//Sudan’s Bashir faces death sentence for his coup in 1989

Sudan’s Bashir faces death sentence for his coup in 1989

Former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has been summoned to show up before a courtroom over costs of an alleged coup d‘état he staged over 30 years ago.

The contemporary cost follows investigations by means of the kingdom prosecutors office.

Reports say, he is appearing on Tuesday July 21 before a courtroom in Khartoum and he will be tried by a special jury composed of three judges.

He faces the demise penalty or life imprisonment for his function in the coup that introduced him to strength three decades ago when he toppled the democratically elected government of Prime Minister Sadek al-Mahdi.

In June 1989. army brigadier Bashir seizes strength in a coup backed with the aid of Islamist ideologue Hassan al-Turabi. Economic protests thirty years later morphed into an anti-government motion that toppled him in April 2019.

The former head of state, who is anticipated to show up alongside 16 other defendants, had already been sentenced to two years for illegal possession of overseas currency.

He is also the concern of a warrant issued via the International Criminal Court for struggle crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Darfur.

(AFP)