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Former Sudan President Bashir, Gov’t Officials To Be Handed To ICC For Trial

Former Sudan President Bashir, Gov’t Officials To Be Handed To ICC For Trial

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By Elite Reporter The interim government of Sudan on Tuesday passed a resolution to hand former Sudan president Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC), such that he can face trial for crimes  he committed when he was still in power.   Omar al-Bashir and others wanted by the ICC are to be handed over to the Hague, where he is wanted on charges of genocide and war crimes. Hassan al-Taaishi, a member of Sudan's ruling Sovereign Council, said on Tuesday that an agreement had been made in Juba with Darfuri rebels that will see all those wanted for war crimes handed to the ICC.  "Those who have been indicted by the ICC,  have to go there," said Taaishi. Bashir, who was ousted by anti-government protests in April 2019, was sentenced to two y...
Sudan Seizes  Ex-President  Omar Bashir’s Assets

Sudan Seizes Ex-President Omar Bashir’s Assets

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The government of Sudan has seized the assets of ousted President Omar al-Bashir's now dissolved party, a senior member of the country's ruling sovereign council said. The National Congress Party's (NCP) assets were seized on Wednesday under a law that was passed in November and ordered the party's dissolution. The law's implementation is widely seen as a test of how far Sudan's transitional authorities are willing or able to go to dismantle the system built up by Bashir, who was removed in April after nearly three decades in power. "The assets of four private television channels and newspapers have been frozen but they have the right to appeal, said Mohamed al-Faki, a sovereign council member who is also deputy head of a legal committee assessing the NCP's...
Former Sudan President Bashir Sentenced To Two Years In Jail For Corruption

Former Sudan President Bashir Sentenced To Two Years In Jail For Corruption

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By Keefa Nuwahereza A court in Sudan convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption on Saturday, sentencing him to two years in prison. That’s the first verdict in a series of legal proceedings against al-Bashir, who is also wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and genocide linked to the Darfur conflict in the 2000s. The verdict came a year after Sudanese protesters first began their revolt against al-Bashir’s three-decade authoritarian rule. During that time, Sudan landed on the U.S list for sponsoring terrorism, and the economy has been battered by years of mismanagement and American sanctions. Before the verdict was read, supporters of al-Bashir briefly disrupted the proceedings and were pushed out of the cour...
Ex-Sudan President Omar Bashir’s Wife Arrested, Quizzed Over  Illegal Wealth Accumulation

Ex-Sudan President Omar Bashir’s Wife Arrested, Quizzed Over Illegal Wealth Accumulation

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By Elite Reporter Authorities in Sudan have started interrogating former president Omar Al-Bashir's family members over illegal accumulation of wealth during the time he was in power. On Friday morning, Bashir's second wife, Widad Babiker, was summoned for questioning over possession of land and bank accounts, Arabic-language website Baj News reported. Mrs Babiker, who has been under house arrest since the ousting of her husband on 11 April, who was taken to the prosecution office on Thursday. "The Unlawful and Suspicious Enrichment Prosecution on Thursday [12 December] arrested Widad Babiker at her house in the Kafouri neighbourhood of Bahri today. Widad will be questioned over the possession of plots of land and bank accounts," Baj News reported. The report further said t...
Last Nail! Sudan Passes New Law ‘Dismantling’ Omar Al-Bashir’s Regime

Last Nail! Sudan Passes New Law ‘Dismantling’ Omar Al-Bashir’s Regime

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The transitional government of Sudan has hit the last nail into the 'coffin' of  former president Omar Al- Bashir's fallen regime by passing a law dismantling the ousted government. Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok says the new law is not an act of revenge, but rather aimed at preserving people's dignity.  Sudan's transitional authorities approved  the law late on Thursday to "dismantle" the regime of former President Omar Al-Bashir, including the dissolution of his political party and confiscation of all its properties - in response to a key demand of protesters that helped overthrow his government in April. The law was passed during a joint meeting of Sudan's sovereign council and cabinet that lasted several hours, during which the body also scrapped a law regulating women's d...
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