Former Sudan President sentenced to two years
Former Sudan President sentenced to two years |Former Sudan President Omar al-Bashir sentenced to two years for corruption. Former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been sentenced to two years in a corruption case in a rehabilitation center, the first of several corruption cases instituted against him. According to the AFP report, Umar al-Bashir has been convicted of embezzling millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia. Omar-ul-Bashir was presented in court in an iron cage in a traditional dress, where the judge sentenced him.
Judge Sadiq Abdulrahman said he had been convicted of corruption and possessing foreign currency, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. In view of the age of 75-year-old Omar Bashir, the court has decided to stay in the rehabilitation center established for the elderly for two years. According to the law, those who are 70 years old cannot be sentenced to jail, the judge said. Referring to the sentence of Umar Balashir, the judge said that the ex-president’s conviction will begin after the second trial in which he is accused of issuing orders to kill the protesters and ended his rule due to protests. The court said in its order that 60 million 90 thousand euros, 3 million 51 thousand 770 US dollars and 50 million 70,000 Sudanese pounds the US $ 288,000 recovered from Omar-ul-Bashir’s home should also be confiscated. The Sudanese Professionals Association welcomed the judicial decision in its statement on Twitter, which was initially led by the same group. There are more cases against Umar-ul-Bashir in which he has to respond and his work has not been completed, he said. On the other hand, Ahmed Ibrahim, the lawyer for Um-ul-Bashir, said the former president would appeal against the decision. Outside the court, a large number of supporters of the former president were gathering in their favor. Omar-Bashir, who has ruled Sudan for a long time, was disabled by the army in April this year as a result of public protests after which corruption cases were instituted against him. After ousting Omar-ul-Bashir, the army took power, which aggravated the protests, and the protesters demanded that the army leave the government and go back and give civilian rights to the government on which the army was given. Had to compromise.
The army also opened fire on protesters June 3, resulting in the death of several people, but many of the soldiers responsible for the violence were fired. Negotiations between the military council and political leaders continued for several months and in August a joint governance agreement was signed, signed by both sides. A joint government of civilian and military councils was formed in Sudan, which was given the task of gradually transferring the government to civilian hands.