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SUDAN'S FORMER PRESIDENT OMAR AL BASHIR TO APPEAR IN COURT NEXT WEEK

Khartoum, 15 June 2019; Sudanese acting general Prosecutor, Al Waleed Ahmed on Saturday said former Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir could appear in court as early as next week to face charges of corruption, and other charges including money laundry and illegal possession of foreign currencies. 

Sudan's acting Prosecutor general announcement came two months after the military overthrew and arrested the former President al-Bashir in the face of mass protests, former Sudanese President Omar al Bashir came to power through military coupe 30-years ago since then he ruled with iron-fist autocratic regime, Al Bashir has charges of international Criminal Court on his head. 

The former president "will appear in court next week following charges of corruption and possessing foreign currency," Ahmed said, without specifying a date.  

The trial referral would be made after a one-week period for objections expires, Ahmed said. He added that 41 other former officials were under investigation for corruption.  

Sudan's acting Prosecutor general did not name the others accused but said most of the charges were related to the "possession of the land". 

Ahmed's announcement came days after the official SUNA news agency said al-Bashir faced several charges, including "possessing foreign funds, acquiring suspected and illegal wealth" as well as ordering a state of emergency in response to protests in February.  

Al-Bashir, who has not been seen in public since his arrest in April, had already been charged last month with incitement and involvement in the killing of protesters. 

Prosecutors had also ordered his interrogation on suspicion of money laundering and financing "terrorism".  

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