Ousted former Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir has been formally hit with corruption charges by a court in Khartoum.
Al-Bashir who was questioned in court and formally indicted on Saturday was slammed on charges of possessing illicit foreign currency and corruption by a judge in Sudan.
A lawyer for Mr. al-Bashir said his client denied the charges of corruption and money-laundering, and that witnesses for the defense would be presented at the next hearing.
Sudanes authorities had found millions in foreign and domestic currency stockpiled at al-Bashir’s home after he was arrested.
Amnesty International’s Director for East Africa Joan Nyanyuki while commenting on the trial of al-Bashir said in a statement: “While this trial is a positive step towards accountability for some of his alleged crimes, he remains wanted for heinous crimes committed against the Sudanese people.”
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