Sudanese sources: Former President Omar al-Bashir moved to prison


Published: 2019-04-17 16:37

Last Updated: 2021-07-22 03:57

The former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir
The former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

The Sudanese newspaper Akhirlahza revealed on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, new developments regarding the former President, Omar al-Bashir, after being deposed and detained at the presidential residence under heavy guard.

According to the newspaper, the former President has been moved to Kobar maximum security prison after the Military Junta fulfilled its “pledges of giving the former president a fair trial by not handing him over to the International Criminal Court.” 

It added that al-Bashir was being detained in a "safe place" under house arrest and was transferred to Kobar prison in solitary confinement and surrounded by tight security, on Tuesday night, April 16, 2019.

It was noted that the head of the Transitional Military Council Abdel Fattah Burhan took this step after consultation with members of the Council, adding that another decision was taken to arrest 11 former senior officials which include civilian governors.

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