Former Sudanese president Bashir makes public appearance

Since April, when the coup took control of Sudan, former President Omar al-Bashir appeared for the first time in public on Sunday while being driven from jail to prosecutor’s office where charges against him were read.

The 75-year-old was in traditional white robes and a turban. He was surrounded by security guards and looked walking briskly from the vehicle to the office. He was charged with corruption-related offences.

Bashir ruled for thirty years and was ousted by military on April 11 after sixteen weeks of street protests. Following his arrest grain sacks filled with foreign currency were found from his home.Last month he was charged with accepting gifts in unofficial manner and illicit possession of foreign currency.

He is wanted by International Criminal Court too for organizing war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Meanwhile, the country’s military authorities are facing international criticism for their June 3 crackdown against protesters in which more than 100 people have lost their lives.

The 75-year-old was in traditional white robes and a turban. He was surrounded by security guards and looked walking briskly from the vehicle to the office. He was charged with corruption-related offences.

According to opposition activists people were protesting peacefully outside military headquarters in Khatoum.

Even after overthrowing of Bashir the country is still paralyzed by political standoff as talks on power sharing between military council and civilian representatives have collapsed. Tensions escalated on June 3 when the security forces cracked down heavily on protesters.

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Paul Linus

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