Sudan’s al-Bashir faces death sentence over 1989 coup

Sudanese former president Omar al-Bashir as he appears in court for the first time since his ouster (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

December 2nd 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – Former Sudanese president Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir who is now on trial is facing a possible death sentence over the ouster of a constitutionally elected government in 1989.

Sudan’s Attorney General Taj al-Ser Al-Bear said he has formed a committee to investigate al-Bashir’s role in the June 30th 1989 military coup which brought him and the Islamists to power. The charge which has no limitation for time lapses is punishable by death or life imprisonment.

According to al-Bear, the committee’s findings will form the basis of prosecution of the Islamic Movement’s leaders, including civilians and military personnel, for undermining the constitutional system. The charge has no limitation for time lapses and is punishable by death or life imprisonment.

“The committee has the competencies of public prosecution of military coup perpetrators,” al-Bear said. “It is empowered to call any person to help with investigations and will report back in three months.

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