Omar El Bashir charged with illegal possession of foreign funds

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Sudan: Omar El Bashir charged with illegal possession of foreign funds

Former Sudanese President Omar El Bashir, who was dismissed by the army last April after 30 years in power, was charged by a Khartoum court on Saturday for illegally possessing foreign funds and using these funds fraudulently, a judge said.

The authorities "seized 6.9 million euros, 351,770 dollars and 5.7 million Sudanese pounds in the home of Mr. Bashir, illegally entered into his possession and used," said Judge Al-Sadiq Abdelrahman.

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The ousted president incurs up to 10 years in prison for the acquisition of these funds and up to three years for illegal transactions.

The trial of the former president opened on August 19, two days after the signing of an agreement between the military council at the head of Sudan and the leaders of the dispute over a period of transition.

The next hearing is scheduled for September 7, according to media reports.



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