Trial of Sudan’s ousted President Omar al-Bashir for 1989 coup postponed

The trial of Sudan’s ousted President Omar al-Bashir and some of his former allies on charges of leading a military coup that brought the autocrat to power in 1989 has been adjourned until August 11, the judge leading the case said on Tuesday.

State TV had begun broadcasting the judge opening the trial without showing footage of Bashir just an hour earlier.

Al-Bashir has been jailed in Khartoum since he was toppled in April last year following mass protests against his 30-year rule.

Other defendants include former allies of Bashir such as military officers and extremists, judicial sources said before the start of the trial.

A Sudanese court handed Bashir a two-year sentence in December on corruption charges. He also faces trials and investigations over the killing of protesters.

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(With Reuters)

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Last Update: Tuesday, 21 July 2020 KSA 18:25 - GMT 15:25
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