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SUDAN: Court formally indicts deposed al-Bashir on corruption charges



Al-Bashir goes on trial in Sudan, still wanted by ICC for crimes against humanity

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.

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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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