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


Former Sudanese President Omar El Bashir is far from over. Abandoned by the army last April, after 30 years in power, El Bashir was indicted, on August 31, by a court in Khartoum for illegal possession of foreign funds and fraudulent use of these funds.

Several sums of cash were seized by the Sudanese authorities from the former number 1 of the country. In the details, 6.9 million euros, 351,770 dollars and 5.7 million Sudanese pounds were seized at El Béchir's home. According to the judge in charge of the case, Al-Sadiq Abdelrahman, these sums of money are " illegally entered into his possession and used".

The ousted president incurs up to 10 years in prison for the acquisition of these funds and up to three years for the illegal transactions he has carried out on his own, in different ways.

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.

It should be noted that El Bashir's next hearing was scheduled for 7 September.

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