Former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir Sentenced to 2-years Detention on Corruption Charges

  • Former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been convicted by a Sudanese court on Saturday on charges of corruption. He was given a 2-years detention sentence in the reform facility. This is the first major ruling against the former President, who was earlier ousted by the military in April after mass unrest. The presiding judge said that due to the 75-year old former President Omar al-Bashir’s age he was sent to a reform facility instead of a prison. The concerned judge has also ordered confiscation of millions of Euros and Sudanese Pounds that were found in the three-decade-long ruler’s residence after he was toppled. In Sudan, possession of illicit foreign currency (one of the charges against him) carried a maximum 10 years prison sentence.