Sudan’s Bashir Appears in Court over 1989 Coup

KHARTOUM – The former Sudanese president, Omar al-Bashir, has appeared in court at the start of his trial over the military coup in which he took power in 1989.

Alongside several co-accused, he was in a metal cage wearing white prison-issue clothes.

Bashir was ousted in April last year by military officers following months of nationwide street protests. In December he was sentenced to two years in a detention facility for corruption.

The former Sudanese president is also facing prosecution over the killing of protesters and is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity in the country’s Darfur region.


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