Sudan’s ex-president Omar al-Bashir was charged with corruption related offenses on Sunday, hours after he appeared in public for the first time since he was overthrown in early April this year.
Dressed in a white traditional robe and turban, Bashir was repelled to the prosecutor’s office in Khartoum then walked briskly into the building, smiling and speaking with the guards escorting him. Hours later he moved out of the same office after prosecutors read out the charges he faces. Some of these include money laundering, illegal possession of million dollars worth of cash in US dollars, euros and Sudanese pounds found in his home and welcoming illegal gifts.
General Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, the deputy chief of the new ruling military council promised that led the protests that left dozens dead earlier this month would face the death penalty. In his speech broadcast live on state television, he said; “We are working hard to take those who did this to the gallows,”
“Whoever committed any fault” will be held accountable, Hamdan added.