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SUDAN: Ousted President al-Bashir held in solitary confinement

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Sudan’s embattled President Omar al-Bashir has been transported to Kober prison in the capital, Khartoum but officials disputed the account, Aljazeera reports.

It was gathered that al-Bashir was being held under tight security in solitary confinement since Tuesday but the ruling Transitional Military Council has yet to confirm the development.

Al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan since 1989, is facing arrest warrants by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes and misconducts against humanity in connection with the conflict in the western Darfur region.

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Meanwhile, Uganda said on Wednesday it would consider offering asylum to al-Bashir despite his prosecution by the ICC.

“Uganda would not be apologetic at all for considering an application by al-Bashir,” Okello Oryem, Uganda’s state minister for foreign affairs, told newsmen.

Oryem added that al-Bashir had yet to contact Kampala for possible refuge, but stated that there was no harm in considering the fallen Sudanese leader for political asylum.

By Todimu Ogunade…

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