Trial of Sudan's ex-president indefinitely postponed

Sudan: Trial of ex-president indefinitely postponed

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 02:35 pm

A court docket in Sudan on Monday postponed the trial of ousted President Omar al-Bashir in a case linked to the 1989 military coup that brought him to power. 

  The professional Sudan News Agency (SUNA) said the court decided to lengthen the trial till further notice. The 2nd hearing had been scheduled for Aug. 11.  

SUNA attributed this to an attraction filed by Bashir’s protection committee on behalf of Bashir and two other defendants who had been senior individuals of the former ruling National Congress Party. Their legal professionals had been calling for their release on bail. 

  Sudan’s country prosecutor’s workplace launched an investigation in May of ultimate yr into expenses in opposition to Bashir, who is accused of undermining the country’s constitutional order.  

On June 30, 1989, Bashir staged a army coup against the authorities of Prime Minister Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi and ruled the country underneath what he known as the “national salvation revolution.”  

The former president is currently spending two years in prison after being discovered responsible of corruption in December.  

He dominated Sudan for three decades and used to be eliminated from power by way of the military ultimate year following mass protests.