Sudan: Former President Omar al-Bashir Must Not Escape International Trial

8/20/2019

“Former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir must face justice for crimes under international law, including genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes, that he allegedly committed in Darfur while in power,” said Amnesty International ahead of the start of his trial on corruption charges on August 18 in Khartoum.

Al-Bashir, who was deposed from power four months ago following sustained protests against his 30-year rule, will be charged with possessing foreign currency, corruption, and receiving gifts illegally. On May 13, Al-Bashir was also charged with incitement and involvement in the killing of protesters.

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