Sudan's ousted president Omar al-Bashir attends a ceremony for Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the Presidential Palace in Ankara. File picture: Burhan Ozbilici/AP
Sudan's ousted president Omar al-Bashir attends a ceremony for Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the Presidential Palace in Ankara. File picture: Burhan Ozbilici/AP

Ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir charged over protestors' deaths

By DPA Time of article published May 13, 2019

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Khartoum - Sudan's prosecuting authority has charged ousted

president Omar al-Bashir for his role in protestors' deaths during

last month's uprising, the state news agency reported Monday.

The former president ruled Sudan for three decades until

unprecedented mass protests led to his arrest by military officials.

Prosecutors are also investigating a case of money laundering against

al-Bashir after authorities found large amounts of cash in various

currencies stashed in his home.

The International Criminal Court in The Hague has also issued a

warrant for al-Bashir over allegations of war crimes during the

Darfur conflict between 2003 and 2006.

Sudanese protesters poured into the main streets of Khartoum on Monday to intensify pressure on the transitional military council to set up a civilian government.

Police and soldiers responded by using tear gas and batons on hundreds of demonstrators who had set on fire tyres in Khartoum's northern Bahri neighbourhood, according to a dpa reporter on the scene. 

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