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Ex- Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir Moved to Prison

Sudan’s former President Omar al-Bashir has been moved to Kobar maximum security prison, days after he was deposed in a military coup.

Reports say the ex-leader has until now been detained at the presidential residence under heavy guard.

He is reportedly being held in solitary confinement and is surrounded by tight security.

Months of protests in Sudan led to the ousting and arrest of the long-time ruler on Thursday.

Uganda’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Henry Oryem Okello told Reuters news agency the country would consider offering the deposed leader asylum if he applied, despite an arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC).

As an ICC member, Uganda would have to hand over Mr Bashir if he arrived in the country. The ICC has not yet commented.

Until now, Mr Bashir’s whereabouts since his removal were unknown. The coup leader at the time, Awad Ibn Auf, said Mr Bashir was being detained in a “safe place”. He himself stood down soon afterwards.

Lt Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan was then named as head of the transitional military council, to become Sudan’s third leader in as many days.

Demonstrators have vowed to stay on the streets until there is an immediate move to civilian rule.

 

17 Comments

  1. Herv Rena

    Let justice prevail.It’s shameful that his fellow tyranny wants to shield him.The man kill

    • Leave fake news to ZO

      Sudan’s ousted president not in prison: Family source

      KHARTOUM

      Reports that ousted President Omar al-Bashir has been taken to Sudan’s Kobar Prison are untrue, a member of al-Bashir’s family said Thursday.

      Speaking to Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity due to security concerns, the family source said al-Bashir “is still at his personal residence… and any report saying otherwise is inaccurate”.

      Sudan’s ruling Military Transitional Council (MTC), which is now overseeing a two-year post-Bashir “transitional phase”, has yet to issue a statement on al-Bashir’s whereabouts.

      On Wednesday, local media outlets reported that al-Bashir, who was ousted by the Sudanese army last week, had been taken to the detention facility, along with leaders of his National Congress Party.

      On the same day, the MTC announced that two of al-Bashir’s brothers had been arrested on corruption charges.

      *Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

  2. Family man

    If it was here mmmm…

  3. Leon

    It’s time to teach some foolish African Presidents who behave like chimpanzees that they are not as special as they dream

  4. One love

    Sad news ,

  5. Nshifwaya kulanda lelo kandande

    Efyo icipingo chasosa kaili nao aishilepoka nenfuti nao bamupoka ngefyo apokele efyoyabafye..

    • Fez Fox

      Chacine bakalamba ifyo fishinka

    • Matman

      Efyo cabs fye. Nangu muno bamo bafwaya ukupoka my nshila iyo balefwailamo. Nano efyo cikesa babela.

  6. MWEEMBA KNOWLEDGE

    Huuuuuuu… cita

  7. Fez Fox

    Why cos he is no longer a president

  8. FGM

    Our leaders should learn something from what has happened to their colleagues; Zimbabwe, S. Africa, Algeria and of late, Sudan. Dictatorship is a short lived practice.

  9. CN

    African dictators don’t learn

  10. Razor

    Take him to the ICC & let him answer charges there where he will be found either innocent or guilty.

  11. Anonymous

    They should do it to lungu.dont think that u African leaders will rule ur countries forever.one day the army will remove u.im warning u Edgar lungu.

  12. alefisa

    Running a country is not like running tuma two bedrooms you live in.

  13. Simpito Mukandwa

    Fyabipa ifintu

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