Ex-Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir sentenced to 2 years in jail

Former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

December 14th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – A Sudanese court on Saturday convicted former president Omar al-Bashir of corruption and illicit possession of foreign currency and sentenced him to two years of detention in a reform facility.

Al-Bashir who seized power more than 30 years ago was ousted by the military in April this year following months of street protests against his three-decade rule.

The presiding judge said the 75-year-old al-Bashir, was being sent to a reform facility, rather than a prison, on account that his age is above 70.

The judge further ordered the confiscation of millions of euros and Sudanese pounds found in Bashir’s residence when he was toppled. The charges, which included possession of illicit foreign currency, carried a maximum prison sentence of 10 years.

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