Al-Bashir questioned over coup that brought him to power 30 years


Sudan’s ousted long-time leader Omar al-Bashir was summoned for questioning on Tuesday over his role in the 1989 coup that brought him to power.

Mohamed al-Amin, a member of Mr Bashir’s defence, told reporters of his summons on Tuesday.

Mr Bashir, who ruled Sudan until the military removed him in April following months of street protests, was charged in May with incitement and involvement in the killing of protesters.

He is also already on trial on charges of possessing illicit foreign currency and corruption. A verdict is expected on Saturday in that trial.

“We believe that this is a political trial par excellence because 30 years have passed and many variables have occurred,” al-Amin said.

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