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SUDAN: Witness tells court al-Bashir has $11m cash locked in secret room In Presidential Palace

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

Embattled former President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir was denied bail by a court in Khartoum during his ongoing corruption trial which began after he was ousted from power early this year.

During his fourth court hearing on Saturday, al-Bashir’s office manager Yasser Basheer said that the former Sudanese leader was the only person with a key to a room at the presidential palace holding millions of euros.

Basheer who was speaking as a defence witness, also said the former president gave him more than 10 million euros ($11m) cash in his final months of rule for delivery to different parties.

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Recall that investigators said they found more than $130m when they raided al-Bashir’s house after the military removed him from power in April.

The 75-year-old leader charged with possessing illicit foreign currency and unauthorised use of foreign funds has denied all allegations leveled against his person.

Amnesty Internationals 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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